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BA Linguistics and Portuguese

BA Linguistics and Portuguese / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
BA
Duration
4 years
Typical A-level offer
ABB-BBB including English Language at A2 or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (grade B)
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

32-34 points overall (core points accepted), to include 6,5,5 -5,5,5 in higher level subjects including English Language or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (grade B)

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS
Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
QR15
UCAS institution code
M20

Course description

This course will introduce you to the study of the unique human faculty of language and to the investigation of the world's languages. You will explore a number of fascinating topics such as the ways in which dialects differ, how languages arise, change and die, how children acquire their first language, differences between the speech of men and women, how we communicate as individuals and within groups, and what happens when speakers of different languages come into contact. 

You will also discover how language can be used to shape and manipulate ideas and opinions, looking in detail at how language and thought interact in fields such as politics and advertising. In addition, you will practise key transferable skills, such as essay writing and how to give a presentation.

The course gives students a thorough grounding in the languages and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world.

Students study both European and Brazilian Portuguese.

They also explore a range of options in areas such as contemporary culture, colonialism, literature and cinema from Brazil, Portugal, Mozambique and Angola.

Year 3 is spent in a Portuguese-speaking country (on university exchange, work placement, or teaching as an English-language assistant).

Open days

The University holds Open Days regularly (usually June, September and October) where you have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about the facilities and courses we offer.

On this day you will find out more about the School and its resources, and meet members of academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.

Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2016 will be £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £15,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 3211
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 3031
Email
Website
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/
Academic department overview

See: About us

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