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Birkbeck, University of London

Arts and Humanities

UCAS Code: QW31

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 15 credits achieved at Merit or Distinction in social science or humanities units.

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120

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About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

6 years | Part-time | 2019

4 years | Part-time | 2019

Would you like to study literature, art, film and media, theatre studies and cultural studies within a single degree? You can do just that by designing your own programme of study with expert guidance from our specialists.

With its extensive range of option modules, this course gives you the flexibility to pursue multidisciplinary interests and then specialise in areas that you find interesting. You can pursue your interests across the arts and humanities, choosing to study film and media, English and humanities, history of art, or a language and its associated culture, separately or in interdisciplinary combinations. You will examine culture through literary and philosophical texts, art and cinema, the mass media and digital technologies.

**Highlights**

- 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 School of Arts is ranked in the top five in the UK and we offer high-quality teaching and a world-class research environment.

- In the 2017 National Student Survey, our English courses came top in London and third in the country for overall course satisfaction.

- Birkbeck’s research excellence was confirmed in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, which placed Birkbeck 30th in the UK for research, with 73% of our research rated world-leading or internationally excellent.

- You could be studying in a building that was once home to Virginia Woolf and frequented by members of the Bloomsbury Group - now home to our School of Arts - and be taught by leading novelists, dramatists and artists. The building houses our own creative hub which includes the Peltz Gallery, the Gordon Square Cinema and a theatre and performance space.

- 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.

Modules

In Year 1, you take two compulsory Humanities modules and choose two School of Arts option modules at Level 4.

In Year 2, you take one compulsory Humanities module, and choose two option modules at Level 5 and one option module at Level 6.

In Year 3, you choose three option modules at Level 6. You also write an extended piece of supervised research on a topic of your choice (7000 words).

Out of the six options completed over Years 2 and 3, you should normally take three Humanities options and three options from across the School of Arts.

Assessment methods

A combination of assessed coursework essays, unseen and predisclosed examinations, practical exercises, demonstration workshops and a final-year project of 7000 words.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,675
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Birkbeck, University of London

Department:

English and Humanities

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