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Liberal Arts with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Birkbeck, University of London

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The BA Liberal Arts with Foundation Year is designed to prepare you for undergraduate study in the wide-range of subjects taught in the School of Arts. You will take two innovative study skills modules and further modules will introduce you to the many exciting ways in which we study the Arts. It is also possible to take a beginner- or intermediate-level language module (French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish) as part of the Foundation Year.This programme allows you to build your confidence, gain core knowledge and key skills needed to succeed in undergraduate degrees in the Arts. You will get a taste of the specific subjects you are interested in and an understanding of their career potential.Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you can progress on to our three-year, full-time evening study BA Liberal Arts or one of the following three-year, full-time evening study undergraduate programmes:**APPLIED LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION**- BA Intercultural Communication- BA Intercultural Communication and Language- BA Linguistics and Language- BA Linguistics and Culture**CULTURES AND LANGUAGES**- BA French Studies- BA German- BA Japanese Studies- BA Language and/with English- BA Language and/with Film/Media- BA Language and/with Global Politics- BA Language and/with History- BA Language and/with History of Art- BA Language and/with International Law- BA Language and/with Journalism- BA Language and/with Management- BA Language and/with Politics- BA Modern Languages- BA Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies**ENGLISH, THEATRE AND CREATIVE WRITING**- BA English- BA Theatre and Drama Studies- BA Theatre Studies and English**FILM, MEDIA AND CULTURAL STUDIES**- BA Arts and Media Management- BA Digital Culture and Media- BA Film and Media- BA Journalism and Media**HISTORY OF ART**- BA History Art- BA History of Art with Curating- BA History of Art with Film- BA History of Art and History**HIGHLIGHTS**- Our Foundation Year programmes will fully prepare you for undergraduate study and are ideal if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree.- You could be studying in a building that was once home to Virginia Woolf and frequented by members of the Bloomsbury Group - now home to our School of Arts.- 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.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,280per year

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University information

Birkbeck, University of London

  • Campus address

    Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, United Kingdom, WC1E 7HX, England

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