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Why study with us?

We are first in England for applied linguistics

  • We were the first department established in England to focus on applied linguistics and remain on the cutting-edge of the field.

World-class research

  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF),┬áModern Languages and Linguistics achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to producing research of the highest quality, while 73% of our research was recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent.

Teaching excellence

  • Birkbeck performs well in the National Student Survey and has been ranked first in the UK for teaching quality and number one in London for overall student satisfaction.

Prestigious degrees

Prime location

  • Birkbeck is located in the beautiful, historic Bloomsbury section of central London. The intellectual centre of the capital, Bloomsbury comprises elegant Georgian townhouses and leafy garden squares around the University of London main campus.
  • This location provides excellent transportation links to explore the entire city (and full-time students are entitled to discounted travel cards).

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