Linguistics and Portuguese (4 Years) [BA]
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- UCAS course code
- UCAS institution code
- Degree awarded
- 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)
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS
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).
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.
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 fees pages.
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