Linguistics at University of Brighton - UCAS

Course summary

Linguistics is the scientific study of language and, as such, has a central role to play in exploring what it means to be human. Our degree offers you the opportunity to follow your interests by studying for a core award of Linguistics BA(Hons) or one of the following specialist awards from Year 2:

  • Linguistics with Policy and Planning BA(Hons)
  • Linguistics with Intercultural Communications BA(Hons)
As a linguistics student here at Brighton you will have the opportunity to investigate some of the most complex and intriguing aspects of human cognitive and social life. You will acquire skills in language analysis and explore the nature of linguistic communication. You’ll learn about the relationship between language and the mind, and language and society and will explore how linguistics relates to other fields. Option modules in your second and final year provide opportunities to study aspects of linguistics in depth. You can also opt to study related subjects from across our humanities and social science provision, including social policy, literature, and creative writing. The degree will equip you with valuable transferable skills as a critical thinker, independent researcher and constructive team member. Linguistics with Policy and Planning BA(Hons): This pathway provides you with the skills and knowledge to become a leader in addressing this endangered language crisis. As a graduate of this pathway, you will have the disciplinary grounding and skills to enter careers where you can be at the foreground of transformational social change in roles such as language officer, policy development, community organising, publishing and teaching Linguistics with Intercultural Communications BA(Hons): This pathway will enable you to navigate and lead communications in complex and challenging international contexts. As a graduate of the pathway you will have the disciplinary grounding and employability skills to enter a wide range of careers and postgraduate training including speech and language therapy, contrastive natural language processing, forensic linguistics, teaching (PGCE or EAL), publishing, technical writing, health and social care and content creation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5. in each element, or equivalent English Language qualification.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13842* Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13842* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that the £13,842 international fee is for classroom based courses and provisional for 2023. For lab based courses a higher fee of £14,892 applies. EU students will be charged international fees unless they have settled status awarded by the UK Government's Settlement Scheme. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,370 for home students and £2,120 for international students. All fees should be checked against the information listed on the course page on our website: as specific details will be included there. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.
Linguistics at University of Brighton - UCAS