Awarded by: University of London
The BA Arts and Humanities with Foundation Year is designed to prepare you for undergraduate study in the wide-range of subjects taught in the School of Arts in the Departments of Cultures and Languages, English and Humanities, Film, Media and Cultural Studies and History of Art. You will take two innovative study skills modules and also have the opportunity to take modules introducing you to the many exciting ways in which we study the Arts. It is also possible to take a beginners' or intermediate level language module (French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish) as part of the foundation year.
The programme allows you to build your confidence, gain core knowledge and key skills needed to succeed in undergraduate degrees in the Arts. You will get a taste of the specific subjects you are interested in and an understanding of their career potential.
Upon successful completion of the Foundation Year, you can choose either to progress on to our three-year, full-time evening study BA Arts and Humanities, or one of the following three-year, full-time evening study undergraduate programmes. You need only complete one application and you enrol onto one programme.
BA Film and Media
BA French Studies
BA History of Art
BA History of Art and History
BA History of Art with Curating
BA History of Art with Film
BA Intercultural Communication
BA Intercultural Communication and/with Language
BA Journalism and Media
BA Language and/with English
BA Language and/with Film/Media
BA Language and/with Global Politics
BA Language and/with History
BA Language and/with International Law
BA Language and/with Journalism
BA Language and/with Management
BA Language and/with Politics
BA Linguistics and Culture
BA Linguistics and Language
BA Media and Culture
BA Modern Languages
BA Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
BA Theatre and Drama Studies
Our Foundation Year programmes will fully prepare you for undergraduate study and are ideal if you are returning to study after a gap, or if you have not previously studied the relevant subjects, or if you didn't achieve the grades you need for a place on your chosen undergraduate degree.
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.
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.
Based at the heart of one of the world's most exciting cities, we combine lectures, seminars and workshops with visits to theatres and other cultural and artistic institutions, and we frequently collaborate with leading arts, cultural, theatre and dance and performing arts organisations, allowing you to ground your studies in real-world practice.
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
Full-time including foundation year
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
This programme is assessed using a range of methods, including assessed coursework essays, unseen and predisclosed examinations, practical exercises, demonstration workshops and, in your fourth year, a project.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
If you are an EU or International student and you are interested in this programme, please contact our International Team for advice and guidance.
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We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.
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