Taught course

Linguistic Studies

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Applied Linguistics and Communication
Qualifications
GradCert

Entry requirements

BA degree or equivalent; other qualifications may be considered, if you have relevant professional/personal experience. All candidates will be asked to complete a short admissions task and will normally attend an interview.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Why is human language unique, and unlike any other natural communication system? How do children learn their first language? Do women and men speak differently? Are some forms of English better than others? Why does language change through time?

Linguistics seeks to provide answers to questions such as those above, and many others. 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. If you find these questions interesting, then you will enjoy studying linguistics.

This programme offers the opportunity for those who do not have a BA second-class honours degree in a relevant subject to gain an understanding of the social, interpersonal and psychological aspects of human language and communication systems, and to enhance their academic skills in linguistics. It provides training in aspects of both theory and practice in the field of linguistics, language and communication.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-time home/EU students: £ 2650 pa
International students
Part-time overseas students: £ 4825 pa

Find out more about funding and financial support at postgraduate level.

Qualification and course duration

GradCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication
Email
linguistics@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0)20 7631 6499