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

Birkbeck, University of London

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  • Qualification

    Certificate of Higher Education - CertHE

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

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.Our Certificate of Higher Education in Linguistics and Language 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 FrenchCertificate of Higher Education Linguistics and GermanCertificate of Higher Education Linguistics and ItalianCertificate of Higher Education Linguistics and JapaneseCertificate of Higher Education Linguistics and Spanish**HIGHLIGHTS**- A unique opportunity to study applied linguistics at undergraduate level, taught by experienced scholars with international research reputations.- Our Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication is the oldest applied linguistics department in the country, celebrating its 55th anniversary in 2020. 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.

Application deadline

15 January 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 3,310per year

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Birkbeck, University of London

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

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