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Linguistics and Culture BA (Hons)

Birkbeck, University of London

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UCAS CODE: QV19

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The BA Linguistics and Culture allows you to study linguistics together with a range of cultural topics associated with, or comparing, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Latin American cultures.  In the linguistics component of the degree, you will learn about the structure and functions of language and how people use language to communicate information and meaning about themselves and their identity. You will learn how to construct and evaluate linguistic arguments and how to compare and evaluate different ways of analysing data. You will also explore the nature and limitations of various theoretical frameworks. By studying linguistics, you can develop a scientific, critical approach to understanding how language works and how it functions within society. A unique feature of the course is that you will learn how to apply linguistic methods and models to real-world problems and contexts.  At the same time, you will gain advanced knowledge of the culture of one or more language areas (French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Latin American), including literature, thought and cinema. You can also choose to explore comparative and cross-cultural elements.  **Highlights**- A unique opportunity to study applied linguistics at undergraduate level, taught by experienced scholars with international research reputations.- You will be taught by specialists from our Department of Languages, Cultures and Applied Linguistics, a centre of teaching and research excellence. **Careers and employability**Graduates can pursue career paths in publishing, education, policy-making or language education. Possible professions include:- translator- English as a Foreign Language teacher- publishing copy editor/proofreader- civil service fast-streamer- editorial assistant.We offer a comprehensive Careers Service - Birkbeck Futures - your career partner during your time at Birkbeck and beyond.  At every stage of your career journey, we empower you to take ownership of your future, helping you to make the connection between your experience, education and future ambitions.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,560per year

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University information

Birkbeck, University of London

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

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