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Main entry requirements
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
% applicants receiving offers67%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
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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.
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