Linguistics and Language (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish) CertHE

Birkbeck, University of London

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As the science of language, linguistics studies everything to do with language, including how language is structured, how it develops in children, the ways in which it reflects society and culture, how it defines individuals and groups, and how it changes over time.This course allows you to reflect on the nature and functions of language and analyse language data from social, cultural, psychological and theoretical perspectives at one of the world's top research-intensive universities. You will also learn a language from beginner level (French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish), which will enable you to communicate in a variety of social and work situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.The programme has five possible routes, so that you graduate with one of the following awards based on which language you choose to study:- Certificate of Higher Education Linguistics and French- Certificate of Higher Education Linguistics and German- Certificate of Higher Education Linguistics and Italian- Certificate of Higher Education Linguistics and Japanese- Certificate of Higher Education Linguistics and SpanishHighlights- Arts and humanities at Birkbeck are ranked fifth best in London, 18th in the UK and 87th globally in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.- A unique opportunity to study applied linguistics at undergraduate level, taught by experienced scholars with international research reputations.- Our Department of Linguistics and Communication is the oldest applied linguistics department in the country, celebrating its 54th anniversary in 2019. We remain on the cutting edge of the field.- In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Modern Languages and Linguistics achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to producing research of the highest quality, while 73% of our research was recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent.- The School of Arts is an official partner of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Opportunities for students have included a year’s free membership of the ICA, private views, discounts on all talks and events, free members' screenings and £3 cinema tickets on Tuesdays, up to 25% off ICA Artists' Editions and a monthly e-newsletter.

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£3,250 per year

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About this University

Birkbeck, part of the University of London, is located in Bloomsbury in the academic heart of this globally important capital city. Birkbeck specialises in flexible evening study. Students use their daytimes to work, volunteer, do internships or pursue their passions and this combination of work and study enables students to progress professionally and gain valuable experience while they are still studying.


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