BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2015
Ucas points guide

360-400

% applicants receiving offers

58%

Subjects
  • Linguistics
Student score
90% HIGH
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABBe-AAAe

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB-AAA

BTEC Diploma
DDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 360-400 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

58%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The Linguistics BA focuses on the sounds, structures and meanings of language. This includes aspects of phonetics and phonology (how sounds are produced, transmitted and received), morphology (how words are built from smaller elements), syntax (how words are combined to form sentences), and semantics and pragmatics (how meaning depends on context).

Modules

Year one: compulsory courses: logic and meaning; introduction to phonetics and phonology; introduction to generative grammar; introduction to children's language development; introduction to language. Year two: compulsory courses: two intermediate courses in each of the core areas of linguistics: meaning; pronunciation; sentence structure. Optional courses: language acquisition; practical phonetics; sociolinguistics; language processing; linguistics of sign language. Final year: compulsory courses: two courses each from two of the core areas of linguistics: meaning; pronunciation; sentence structure. Optional courses: linguistics options may include: language acquisition; practical phonetics; sociolinguistics; language processing; linguistics of sign language.

University College London, University of London

Main campus

Welcome to University College London, the capital's leading multi-disciplinary university with 8,000 staff and 25,000 students. Our university is a modern, outward-looking institution, committed to engaging with the major issues of our times. We have a global reach - almost two-thirds of our student body come from outside the UK, from 150 countries. UCL today is a true academic powerhouse.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

13%
87%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
45%
54%
1%

Year 1

9%
89%
2%

Year 2

13%
81%
6%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score 90% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

92%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
38% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
69% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
448 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £20k HIGH
Graduates who are media professionals

6%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Linguists are in demand across the economy, from marketing to IT, so this type of degree has a better than average employment rate. Graduates from language subjects are, not surprisingly, more likely than most others to get jobs working overseas, with Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) a popular option. Linguists are particularly likely to get jobs in marketing, finance, education and in management, but remember – whilst employers say they rate language skills, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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