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BA Linguistics and Social Anthropology
Gain specialist knowledge of the characteristics of language and their use in global societies.

BA Linguistics and Social Anthropology / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
BA
Duration
3 years
Typical A-level offer

ABB incl. English Language at A2 or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (grade B)

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 Langauge & Literature)

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS
Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
QL16
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 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.

Students also study a range of subjects on society, culture, religion, identity and diversity, and they are introduced to methods and topics in anthropological research.

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:

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/studyabroad/

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

Fees for entry in 2017 have not yet been set. For entry in 2016 the tuition fees were £9,000 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2017 entry.

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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