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UCL (University College London)

Linguistics

UCAS Code: Q100

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

One or more subjects from English Language, Mathematics or science preferred. Experimental Linguistics BSc pathway: AAB including at least one subject from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology. Contextual Offers: please visit the course webpage for further details about our Access UCL scheme

Pass in Access to HE Diploma, with 18 credits awarded with Distinction in the Level 3 units, the remainder of the Level 3 units awarded with Merit. Modules from English Language, Mathematics or science preferred. Experimental Linguistics pathway: Access to HE Diploma is not acceptable for entrance to this pathway.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1

One or more subjects from English Language, Mathematics or science preferred. Experimental Linguistics pathway: D3,D3,M1 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects including one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

A score of 17 points in three higher level subjects preferably to include English Language, Mathematics or a science subject, with no score lower than 5. Experimental Linguistics pathway: 36 overall with a score of 17 points in three higher level subjects including one from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology with no score below 5. Contextual Offers: please visit the course webpage for further details about our Access UCL scheme

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

DDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF - teaching from 2016) with Distinction, Distinction, Distinction. Modules from English Language, Mathematics or science preferred. Experimental Linguistics pathway: BTEC is not acceptable for entrance to this pathway.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B

AAB at Advanced Highers (or AA at Advanced Higher and BBB at Higher), preferably including English Language, Science or Mathematics at Advanced Higher. Experimental Linguistics pathway: AAB at Advanced Higher (or AA at Advanced Higher and BBB at Higher) including one from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology at Advanced Higher.

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A-Levels at grades AAB. One or more subjects from English Language, Mathematics or science preferred. Experimental Linguistics pathway: at least one subject from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology.

UCAS Tariff

136-160

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Linguistics

Linguistics is the study of the capacity to use language. This includes phonetics and phonology (how sounds are produced and received), morphology (how words are built from smaller elements), syntax (how words are combined to form sentences), and semantics and pragmatics. The Linguistics BA focuses on these aspects while the Experimental Linguistics BSc focuses, additionally, on the experimental methodologies for studying them.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£19,380
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

UCL (University College London)

Department:

Division of Psychology and Language Sciences

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

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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
59%
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

87%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

46%
UK students
54%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
A*

After graduation


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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.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
69%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Media 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,

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.

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

£33k

£33k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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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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