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Celebrating 50 years of British Applied Linguistics at Birkbeck

More than 108 graduate bursaries available for 2015 entry

At least 108 new graduate bursaries of £10,000 each, supported jointly by Birkbeck and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) are available for 2015 entry.

What do our students say?

Find out what our students say about their positive experiences on our programmes.

Our Community

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

Emphasising the Negative

Emphasising the Negative - a blog by Dr Malcolm Edwards

SMART Cognitive Science conference, Amsterdam, March 2015

PhD Student Ariadni Loutrari presented at the SMART Cognitive Science conference in Amsterdam in March 2015.

CMMR - The Bilingual Forum for Therapists and Interpreters

The Birkbeck Centre for Multilingual & Multicultural Research (CMMR) and the charity Mothertongue hosted The Bilingual Forum for Therapists and Interpreters which took place at Birkbeck on June 4th 2015

13th New York International Conference on Teaching Chinese Language and Culture

PhD student Linda Li presented at the 13th New York International Conference on Teaching Chinese Language and Culture 2-3 May 2015

Join Birkbeck’s Babylab to delve into the secret life of babies

A team from Birkbeck’s Babylab will be offering a glimpse into the secret world of babies at an event with the Guardian on Wednesday, 10 June.

UCAS Fairs

Come along and see us at your nearest UCAS Fair.

Blog on Dr Thomas Bak's Bilingualism and cognition: myths, mysteries and methodological nightmares

PhD student Ariadni Loutrari has written a blog on our latest 50th Anniversary Talk.

Birkbeck in the top 100

2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject published

02 July 2015 - 18:00: Birkbeck, Stratford Open Evening

09 September 2015 - 16:00: Open Evening

24 November 2015 - 16:00: Open Evening


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

London International students talk about their studies with us.

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