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Linguistics (3 Years) [BA]

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UCAS course code
UCAS institution code
Degree awarded
3 years
Typical A-level offer
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

34 points overall (core points accepted), with 6,5,5 in higher level subjects including any language (incl. English Language or English Language & Literature)

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS

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.

You will be able to apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of your degree. Exchange partners are offered through the Erasmus or the Worldwide Exchange scheme. For more information about the Study Abroad Programme please consult the following:

The course introduces the subject thoroughly and allows an increasing amount of choice and specialization, with excellent research-led teaching in years 2 and 3.

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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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This course is delivered by:

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
+44 (0)161 275 3211
+44 (0)161 275 3031
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