Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Linguistics

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Course summary

If you are interested in the way in which we communicate and how it can influence people, studying linguistics will help you unravel how language is inextricably linked to who we are. Linguistics is devoted to the scientific study of natural language and concerned with how languages evolve, are structured and what they have in common. It also studies how languages are acquired and used. Our programme enables you to develop a sound knowledge of both theoretical and applied perspectives and places emphasis on English, with examples from other languages where appropriate. The core elements of the course teach you about sentence structure (syntax), meaning (semantics and pragmatics), forensic linguistics, and phonetics and phonology. You will also learn about language use and variation in different social contexts, the media, and intercultural settings. Communicating effectively, critical thinking and developing rigorous analytical skills are valuable skills in the job market and are transferable to various professions. This course has a foundation year available. Features and Benefits

  • Option to study a foreign language as part of your programme of study. The majority of our 30+ academic, research and support staff are native speakers of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese. We also have multiple connections with language groups across Manchester to ensure you can converse in your chosen language.
  • Choose your own final year Dissertation topic.
  • Benefit from our focus on applied linguistics in your course.
  • We coach practical skills for work including communication skills, presentation skills, essay and report writing, summary skills, interview and questionnaire techniques, use of ICT and the internet.
  • Our Linguistics subject is ranked within the top 20 institutions in the Complete University Guide 2020.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Q100
Institution code:
M40
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE grade C/4 in English Language or Level 2 Functional Skills English pass


Unistats information

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62%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

For more information on fees, please visit: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/ba-linguistics/september-2022/#fees
Linguistics at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS