Lancaster University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Linguistics and Philosophy

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Course summary

How does language relate to thought? Studying language alongside philosophy will give you a fascinating insight into humanity. You'll also learn about the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophical discussion. This three-year combined degree is provided by our Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion and the Department of Linguistics and English Language. Your first year includes introductory modules in Linguistics and Philosophy. In your second year you'll study modules such as Structures of the Worlds Languages, Philosophy of the Mind and Philosophy of Science. The first year philosophy module Introduction to Philosophy' introduces students to key themes in the study of philosophy. Consciously drawing on a broad range of philosophical traditions -- Continental, Analytic, and non-Western -- it aims to present a comprehensive overview of various theoretical sub-disciplines within philosophy, but also to equip students with the ability to reason and think clearly about the most fundamental questions of human existence. The course, though designed as an introduction to the advanced degree-level study of philosophy, will also function as a self-standing introduction to philosophy suitable for those seeking to broaden their understanding of philosophy as it has been practised throughout various traditions. In the second and final years you will be able to choose from a broad range of philosophy modules, including for example: Continental Philosophy; Logic and Language; Aesthetics; Moral Philosophy. For more modules please see the PPR department website. In your final year, you'll specialise even further. Choices include Psycholinguistics and Language and Identities: Gender, ethnicity and class. You can also choose to write a dissertation, exploring a topic that you're particularly interested in, and this is overseen by a member of staff from our department who specialises in your particular area. Given the size of the department, our academics will be able to supervise most topics and fit your interests. You will delve further into the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, linguistic relativity, and testing through psycholinguistic methods. Well assess your progress through coursework and exams and you'll have regular meetings with your academic adviser, who will provide support and encouragement. Your degree will stand you in good stead for careers involving analysis, assessment and the weighing-up of arguments. The linguistic, analytical and investigative skills you will have the opportunity to develop are valued by employers such as law firms, management consultancies and the media. Linguistic awareness is a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
QV15
Institution code:
L14
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Linguistics and Philosophy at Lancaster University - UCAS