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

National Student Survey 2017

HAVE YOUR SAY. Make a difference to the Birkbeck student experience and take part in the National Student Survey or other BBK student surveys. Have #bbkyoursay now!

Funding for Research Students

Find out more about the funding available within the School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy.

New Government Postgraduate Loans

Find out more about the new government loan for Master's courses, plus our flexible payment options

Celebrating 50 years of British Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck

Democracy, emancipation and widening participation in the UK

Dr Kerry Harman publishes an article on democracy, emancipation and widening participation in the UK.

Art exhibition explores the meaning-making process through sound, movement and image

Artist Ella McCartney worked with Birkbeck linguist Professor Zhu Hua to draw inspiration for her latest show

Blog by Ms Barbara Gross

Ms Barbara Gross, academic visitor at the Centre for Multilingual & Multicultural Research, writes a blog for the department.

ESRC Studentship

Fully-funded ESRC research studentships are available through the DTP and we are seeking applicants for the first cohort of students.

Welcome to Rachelle Vessey

We are delighted to announce that Dr Rachelle Vessey joined us in Summer 2016, ready for the new 2016/17 academic year.

Study to focus on “urgent” need to assess impact of outreach to adult learners in HE

Project has been commissioned by the Office for Fair Access


Watch this video to hear about our student's study experiences first hand, and listen to our lecturers talk about their teaching and research.

Hear first hand what our students think are the benefits of studying in the evening whilst working full-time.

London International students talk about their studies with us.

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