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Department of Cultures and Languages, Birkbeck, University of London

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Department of Cultures and Languages


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Arts Week 2017: May 15 - May 19

Reserve your free place on one (or more!) of our fifty events.

Exhibition: El Encanto

Running in our Peltz Gallery 6 April - 4 May

Evening study

We offer evening courses European cultures and languages, Latin American studies and much more...

Historic building with 21st Century facilities

Find out more about our Georgian building, award-winning cinema and newly refurbished gallery...

National Student Survey


Birkbeck graduates shine during spring 2017 Graduation Week

Nearly a thousand graduates will celebrate achieving a qualification

Birkbeck in global top 100 in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

Birkbeck has been rated within the world’s top 100 institutions for English and Philosophy in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, published today [8 March 2017].

New film explores the history of Gordon Square

Academics and architects describe the former residents and uses of the building