Opis tego kierunku w języku polskim znajdziesz tu>>
This degree combines the study of literature with the study of language and culture, which means you can improve your fluency in the language of your choice and learn more about the culture of the language-speaking area.
We offer a wide range of modules for you to choose from, so that you can tailor your course to your specific interests:
- You can start at the level of language learning that suits you – whether you are a complete beginner or a native speaker of your chosen language. You can supplement your language learning by choosing from a range of modules covering literature, film, history, visual culture and philosophy, among others.
- On the English literature component of the programme, you can engage imaginatively in the reading and analysis of literary texts from all periods, from the Anglo-Saxon to the present day, enabling you to develop independent critical judgement and to write lucid, well-structured and analytical prose.
- You can also study a number of cross-cultural modules – both in relation to English literature and the language aspect of your course – that will allow you to explore specific themes across a variety of language-speaking areas.
In your third year, you can choose to study at a partner institution so you can develop your language skills and your knowledge of the culture of the language-speaking area you are studying. You can also apply for a three-year version of the programme without a year abroad and you will normally also be able to transfer to this version of the programme during your first or second year of study if you decide you do not wish to study outside of the UK.
This programme is also available for part-time evening study over four years or six years.
- Arts and humanities at Birkbeck are ranked fifth best in London, 18th in the UK and 87th globally in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.
- Our Department of Cultures and Languages brings together research and teaching in French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish, and institutionalises long-standing links between these disciplines.
- In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), Modern 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.
- Ours is a community of scholars with shared interests in interdisciplinary topics and cross-cultural research. Our affiliated research centres, Birkbeck Research in Aesthetics of Kinship and Community (BRAKC) and the Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies (CILAVS), provide an important platform for this exchange. We also co-convene, with other departments, the Birkbeck Eighteenth-Century Research Group.
- The School of Arts is an official partner of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London. Opportunities for students have included a year’s free membership of the ICA, private views, discounts on all talks and events, free members’ screenings and £3 cinema tickets on Tuesdays, up to 25% off ICA Artists’ Editions and a monthly e-newsletter.