Linguistics study in the UK

Linguistics in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Linguistics.

UK Linguistic Courses

Introduction to Linguistics

Linguistics is the principle study of language, from how sentences are constructed to how language can influence and direct. A keen analytical mind is required as students learn about the sound, grammar and meaning of different languages, spoken by different people and cultures. Topics range from the analysis of advertising and marketing to the political rhetoric of world leaders, and students will learn the most effective ways of looking at and dissecting language.

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During the first year of study, students will be introduced to phonetics and phonology, syntax and sociolinguistics, before moving onto more complex subjects in the second and third year such as language acquisition, and difficulty in learning language through age.

Careers in Linguistics

Linguistic graduates will find career opportunities in the areas of language therapy, translation, teaching English as a first or foreign language, interpretation and areas of journalism.

Linguistics Entry Requirements

  • Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 30 points.
  • Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
  • Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study Linguistics in the UK?

To learn more about the best Linguistics courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Linguistic universities in the QS World University Guide 2017 below:

  1. University of Cambridge
  2. University of Edinburgh
  3. University of Oxford
  4. University College London
  5. Lancaster University
  6. University of Manchester
  7. King's College London
  8. Queen Mary, University of London
  9. SOAS University of London
  10. University of Nottingham

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