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Course summary

This joint honours degree will provide you with a fundamental degree which will equip you with vital skills which many of today's leading employers are seeking. Our LINGUISTICS course will help you to analyse the way language constructs and constrains meaning, which will help you to carry out your own research during your third year of study. MEDIA is a popular course that enables you to design your perfect degree by offering a mixture of theoretical and practical modules that consider approaches to the media industry. You'll gain work experience where you'll be encouraged to develop connections within the industry to build your CV and to expand your career prospects. Linguistics at NTU is joint 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2020). This course will equip you with the tools for analysing language and for conducting your own research. You will become aware of the immense power that our language has to construct and to constrain meaning. To study this course we will not expect you to have prior knowledge of grammar; foreign languages; or technical terminology. It will provide you with the knowledge to analyse language on a deep scale to understand the power that language has to construct meaning in societies. You'll examine the latest developments in clinical linguistics, media discourse, child language acquisition and research in languages and gender. Media is an exciting subject and will allow you to learn from industry professionals and academics who are creating the latest cutting edge research within the field. You'll examine a range of texts and aspects of media including; lifestyle magazines, social networking sites, advertising, public relations, gaming and journalism. From this you'll develop advanced critical analysis skills of media texts, audiences and many institutions. The course incorporates theoretical and practical approaches to the media which will help you to communicate in range of ways. You’ll be encouraged to undertake work experience with influential organisations within the industry to build your CV and your connections within the industry. The course will teach you how to project manage, develop a high level of written and verbal communication and be able to critically analyse media texts, audiences and institutions. This course will provide you with the necessary tools which are needed to understand various communications, societies and the ability to construct meaning of language and to carry out your own research. You'll develop effective theoretical and practical communication, critical thinking, problem solving techniques and analytical skills. Our recent graduates have gone on to work in; social work, healthcare, finance, customer and public relations, journalism and broadcasting. Other undergraduates have pursued careers with; the BBC, Sky, Brit Asia TV, Channel 5 and IBM. Others have gone on to explore roles such as; teaching, speech and language therapy, law, journalism and film and television script-writing. 100% of our joint honours Linguistics undergraduates are in work or further study within six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2016/17).

Modules

See a full list of modules available on our website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
PQ31
Institution code:
N91
Campus name:
Clifton Campus
Campus code:
2

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
93%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Linguistics and Media at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS