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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

128-144

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Linguistics
Student score
85% MED
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A,A,A-A,B,B

One or more subjects from English Language, Mathematics or science preferred. Experimental Linguistics BSc pathway: AAA-AAB including at least one subject from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
A,A,A-A,B,B

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

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

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

International Baccalaureate
34-38

A score of 16-18 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: 36-38 overall with a score of 17-18 points in three higher level subjects including one from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology with no score below 5.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-144 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

67%

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

£9,250

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

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.

Modules

UCL (University College 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

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

98%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

85%

Feedback on work has been prompt

85%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Staff value students' opinions

94%

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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
60% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
31% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
491 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
96% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £21k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

8%

Graduates who are customer service occupations

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Linguists are in demand across the economy and can be found in a range of industries where good communication skills are required. 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, in finance, in education and in management. Postgraduate study is also popular, with many graduates taking Masters courses or training to be teachers. 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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