University of Winchester

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Linguistics with Forensic Linguistics (with optional sandwich year)

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Course summary

While the forensic linguist/scientist as supporter of police investigations has become increasingly popular, an understanding of language, the law and forensic methodologies can be used in many other areas such as immigration investigations and the identification of historical documents. In the first academic year, you are introduced to many of the key concepts and skills that are required throughout your degree. The three Understanding Language modules in particular provide you with the analytic building blocks for language study. You are also offered optional modules from the BA (Hons) Forensic Studies course (see page 126). The second academic year moves you beyond the concepts and tools learned in the first year as you begin to apply these to language and discourse within the world around you, to both historic and contemporary texts. You are able to choose from a range of modules from English Language, English Linguistics and Forensic Studies. In the final academic year, you are able to specialise if you wish to and develop your own research interests. This culminates in an extended piece of work, either a dissertation or an independent project. The optional sandwich year allows the student to explore a possible career, gain first experience, and come back to study with a clearer understanding of how to shape their final year in pursuit of the career of their choice. Each student will have support before, throughout, and after the placement, from selection and application to the reintegration into a new final year cohort after their return. There is a lot of flexibility in placement choice, and the responsibility of being accepted onto a placement lies with the student. Options to explore include: British Council (language teaching abroad), International and National Language Schools, Houses of Parliament, Stroke Association or similar charities, Council work, Schools, NHS, Marketing and PR, Courts.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Q102
Institution code:
W76
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
87%
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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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

*Please note, the tuition fee for students from the rest of the EU (excluding ROI) are yet to be confirmed by the University. For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).
English Linguistics with Forensic Linguistics (with optional sandwich year) at University of Winchester - UCAS