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

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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.

National Student Survey

Have your say in the National Student Survey: If you are in your final year of an undergraduate course, or certificate programme, we want to hear from you.

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.

Birkbeck in the top 100

2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject published

Approaches to Language Module Review

Alumnus, Terence Derbyshire, writes about his experience on the Approaches to Language module.

Take a step back… at Birkbeck!

Visiting Scholor within ALC writes a blog about her experience.

Blog on Professor Jennifer Jenkin's Internationalisation on campus – or is it? Lecture

PhD student Areej Alawad has written a blog on our latest 50th Anniversary Talk.

Blog on Dr Tony Young's The Social Psychology of Communication and Living with Dementia

PhD student Louise Rolland has written a blog on our latest 50th Anniversary Talk.

Students mark 80 papers for the UK Linguistics Olympiad

The first UK Linguistics Olympiad (UKLO) “markathon” organised at Birkbeck successfully took place on 9th and 11th February 2015.

Funding for Research Students

Six fully funded MPhil/PhD Postgraduate Research Scholarships are available for 2015/16

100% at the highest ratings achieved for REF

Applied Linguistics and Communication in its joint submission with the Department of Cultures and Languages achieved 100% at the highest ratings for research environment and is deemed as a place most ‘conducive to producing research of world-leading and internationally excellent quality, in terms of its vitality and sustainability

12 May 2015 - 16:00: Open Evening

12 June 2015 - 10:00: 50th Anniversary Conference

25 June 2015 - 16:00: Open Evening

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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