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Linguistics and Modern Languages & Cultures BA

The University of Sheffield
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
English
Start dates
Sheffield
September 2022

Sheffield
September 2023

Sheffield
September 2024

Program description

Linguistics and Modern Languages & Cultures BA

The combination of linguistics and modern languages and cultures will deepen your understanding of how language and languages work. You'll study the inner workings of language, and apply this knowledge to your study of either one or two modern foreign languages. You will also examine the history, literature and culture of those languages.

As a dual honours student, you'll divide your studies between the School of English and the School of Languages and Cultures. Choice and flexibility are at the heart of our teaching, which means you can pursue and develop your own interests. At every level, there is a wide variety of modules to choose from. You will be taught by world-leading experts from both departments.

You'll be required to take a minimum number of credits within both departments each year, but how you choose to divide your modules after this is up to you: split your modules evenly between linguistics and modern languages and cultures, or choose to weight your degree in favour of one subject or the other.

Admission requirements

  • The A Level entry requirements for this course are: ABB typically including a modern foreign language + evidence of interest in language and linguistics, demonstrated through the Personal Statement
  • A Levels + additional qualifications | BBB, typically including a modern foreign language + B in a relevant EPQ
  • International Baccalaureate | 33, typically with 5 in Higher Level in a modern foreign language
  • BTEC | DDD in a relevant subject
  • Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher | AABBB + B, typically including a modern foreign language
  • Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels | B + AB, typically including a modern foreign language
  • Access to HE Diploma | 60 credits overall in a relevant subject with Distinctions in 30 Level 3 credits, and Merits in 15 Level 3 credits

English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

First year

  • The Sounds of English
  • The Structures of English

Second year

  • Phonetics
  • Syntax
  • Language and Cognition
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Exiles and Monsters: An Introduction to Old English
  • First Language Acquisition
  • Phonology
  • A Sense of Place: Local and Regional Identity
  • Special Subject
  • Writing the Real
  • The History of Persuasion

Third year

In your third year, you are again given the freedom to choose from a wide selection of optional modules.

You will also be given the opportunity to undertake an independent research project, which can be written up as a dissertation. This is an optional component of our degree programme and those who choose to do a dissertation find that the organisational skills it requires serve them well in their future careers.

Tuition fees

2021-22 Annual tuition fee

  • For Home students: £9,250
  • For Overseas students: £19,050

Qualification

  • Dual honours
  • A Levels ABB

Career opportunities

Our graduates are excellent communicators, adaptable and culturally aware. They work in international development organisations, business and banking, translating and interpreting, intelligence services, journalism, teaching, publishing, and international sales and marketing. Many go on to further study.

Our graduates are confident and articulate. They have highly developed communication skills, equipping them for a wide range of careers in journalism, the charity sector, marketing and communications, theatre and television production, PR, copywriting, publishing, teaching, web development, accountancy, and speech and language therapy, among other fields.

Many of our students go on to postgraduate study, research, and an academic career.

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Our staff are experts in their fields and many have extensive experience in the industry. We were ranked in the top 5 in the Russell Group for our research impact and 14th overall in the UK in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), a periodic assessment of all university research in the UK. This gives you access to degrees that combine the real-world application with cutting-edge business thinking.

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Your employability is our priority from the moment you walk through our doors. And it shows, with 95% of graduates in work or further study six months after graduation. OurFutures Firstemployability offer to students includes career coaching, skills training, placements, and special events.

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Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
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