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Nottingham Trent University

Linguistics and Media

UCAS Code: PQ31

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


104 UCAS Tariff points from four A-Levels (two of which must be A-Level equivalent)

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 GCSE Maths grade C/4

104 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Diploma and up to two A-Level or equivalent qualifications.

104 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate and up to three A-Levels or equivalent qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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UCAS Tariff

104
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Linguistics

Philosophy

This joint honours degree will provide you with a fundamental degree which will equip you with vital skills which many of today's leading employers are seeking. Our LINGUISTICS course will help you to analyse the way language constructs and constrains meaning, which will help you to carry out your own research during your third year of study. MEDIA is a popular course that enables you to design your perfect degree by offering a mixture of theoretical and practical modules that consider approaches to the media industry. You'll gain work experience where you'll be encouraged to develop connections within the industry to build your CV and to expand your career prospects.

Linguistics at NTU is in the UK's Top 20 for student satisfaction (NSS 2019). This course will equip you with the tools for analysing language and for conducting your own research. You will become aware of the immense power that our language has to construct and to constrain meaning. To study this course we will not expect you to have prior knowledge of grammar; foreign languages; or technical terminology. It will provide you with the knowledge to analyse language on a deep scale to understand the power that language has to construct meaning in societies. You'll examine the latest developments in clinical linguistics, media discourse, child language acquisition and research in languages and gender.

Media is an exciting subject and will allow you to learn from industry professionals and academics who are creating the latest cutting edge research within the field. You'll examine a range of texts and aspects of media including; lifestyle magazines, social networking sites, advertising, public relations, gaming and journalism. From this you'll develop advanced critical analysis skills of media texts, audiences and many institutions. The course incorporates theoretical and practical approaches to the media which will help you to communicate in range of ways. You’ll be encouraged to undertake work experience with influential organisations within the industry to build your CV and your connections within the industry. This Media course is in the UK's Top 5 for student satisfaction (NSS 2019).

The course will teach you how to project manage, develop a high level of written and verbal communication and be able to critically analyse media texts, audiences and institutions. This course will provide you with the necessary tools which are needed to understand various communications, societies and the ability to construct meaning of language and to carry out your own research. You'll develop effective theoretical and practical communication, critical thinking, problem solving techniques and analytical skills. Our recent graduates have gone on to work in; social work, healthcare, finance, customer and public relations, journalism and broadcasting. Other undergraduates have pursued careers with; the BBC, Sky, Brit Asia TV, Channel 5 and IBM. Others have gone on to explore roles such as; teaching, speech and language therapy, law, journalism and film and television script-writing. 100% of our joint honours Linguistics undergraduates are in work or further study within six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2016/17).

Modules

See a full list of modules available on our website.

The Uni


Course location:

Clifton Campus

Department:

School of Arts and Humanities

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Linguistics
85%
med
Philosophy

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Linguistics

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
95%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Philosophy

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Linguistics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is not a particularly common subject at first degree level and most of the degrees that fall in this category are offered by the University of Durham. If you fancy one of these broad degrees, it is probably best to speak directly to tutors to find out what your options on your degree might be and what they can lead to,

Philosophy

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,700
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Customer service occupations
10%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Although there aren't a lot of jobs around for professional philosophers, philosophy degrees are a relatively popular option, with more than 2,000 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2015 - a little down on previous years, but still healthy. Nearly a quarter of philosophy graduates take a postgraduate qualification, and it's a relatively common subject at both Masters and doctorate level — so if you think academic life might be for you, think ahead about how you might fund further study. For those who go into work, philosophy grads tend to go into teaching, accountancy, consulting, journalism, PR, housing, marketing, human resources and the arts while a few go into the computer industry every year, where their logical training is highly rated.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Linguistics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£18k

£21k

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£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Philosophy

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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