Linguistics and English Language
Congratulations on your offer to study Linguistics and English Language!
Linguistics is the ideal subject for analytical minds, and the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Manchester is unrivalled in its breadth of subject areas to help you expand your thinking.
Study at a Top 5 UK university for Linguistics (Complete University Guide 2020).
Access cutting-edge resources, including our psycholinguistics and phonetics labs.
Your next steps
Careers and employability
Make your mark at Manchester
Study Linguistics and English Language with us, and you’ll develop your analytical and problem-solving skills.
The combination of a humanities and scientific approach to your studies will allow you to make connections across multiple fields of employment.
Learning and support
Rich learning experience
We've worked hard to ensure our students have a rich learning experience despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
Many of the things that make our Linguistics and English Language courses distinctive are still in place, challenging you to explore new ways of thinking.
Match your interests
Tailor your degree to suit you.
Explore topics such as how languages arise, change and die, how children acquire their first language, and how adults learn a second or foreign language, and choose units from a variety of other subjects to cater to your passions.
Adapting our teaching
Here are some of the ways we have adapted our teaching and support without compromising on quality.
Lectures are usually delivered to your whole cohort in person, on campus, and supported by seminars, group work and online activities to consolidate your learning.
Currently all lectures are delivered online, usually live or occasionally pre-recorded, with supporting activities delivered online through our online learning environment.
Seminars are smaller group sessions led by a member of staff, giving you the opportunity to discuss topics covered in your lectures in depth.
Currently seminars are online and you can contribute to discussions through your computer audio or by using comment or chat functions.
This includes working with other students to discuss a case, prepare and deliver a presentation, or to write a report.
Group work is important to deepen your knowledge and develop important transferable skills. Currently, group work takes place online through platforms including Zoom breakout rooms and Blackboard Collaborate.
A welcoming environment
Linguistics and English Language at Manchester has an active community that welcomes students from all over the world.
You’ll make friends through course and society activities, and get support in your studies from older students through our peer-assisted student support scheme.
Covid-19 and your course
Providing high quality education
We know the last few months have been challenging and uncertain for us all.
Whatever happens next, you can rest assured that we'll adjust to any changes to public health guidelines while still providing a quality learning environment.
Courses within this subject area
Remind yourself how much your course at Manchester has to offer you.
Follow the relevant link for details about the course you have an offer for:
- English Language BA
- English Language and Arabic BA
- English Language and Chinese BA
- English Language and English Literature BA
- English Language and French BA
- English Language and German BA
- English Language and Italian BA
- English Language and Japanese BA
- English Language and Portuguese BA
- English Language and Russian BA
- English Language and Spanish BA
- Linguistics BA
- Linguistics and Arabic BA
- Linguistics and Chinese BA
- Linguistics and French BA
- Linguistics and German BA
- Linguistics and Italian BA
- Linguistics and Japanese BA
- Linguistics and Portuguese BA
- Linguistics and Russian BA
- Linguistics and Social Anthropology BA
- Linguistics and Sociology BA
- Linguistics and Spanish BA