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Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication, Birkbeck, University of London

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Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication


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Celebrating 50 years of British Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck

Funding for Graduate Certificate Students

MA funding available for GradCert Students progressing onto an MA in 2014/15 and 2015/16

Evening study

All of our courses are taught by evening study.

Our Community

Find out more about our student community and what it's like to study with us.

Birkbeck shortlisted for University of the Year in Times Higher Education Awards

Celebrate with us and share the good news at #unioftheyear on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Clearing at Birkbeck

Staff are available to speak to students throughout Clearing 2014

What is it like to be a PhD student in our department?

Dr Elena Antonova Unlu writes about her experience whilst studying her PhD within our department at Birkbeck.

Social Sciences Week 2014

An opportunity for the public to engage with diverse and thought-provoking topics

What is it like to be a PhD student in our department?

Dr Ruxandra-Silvia Comănaru blogs about her experience at Birkbeck.

Pardon my foreign accent!

Professor Jean-Marc Dewaele writes for the BBK Blogs on behalf of the department.


In the below video, students describe how Birkbeck helps them to combine work and family commitments with studying and how their courses are financed through affordable loans.

International students talk about their studies with us.

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