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UCL (University College London)

Linguistics (international programme)

UCAS Code: Q101
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-144

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Linguistics
Student score
79% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£21k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAA

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 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

This programme 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). This four-year programme is essentially identical to the three-year Linguistics BA, but you will have the opportunity to spend an additional year abroad at one of our partner institutions in Canada, Hong Kong, Italy, the Netherlands or the USA.

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to phonetics and phonology A and B; introduction to generative grammar A and B; logic and meaning A and B; principles of linguistic theopry; introduction to language. Year 2: 6 to 8 courses from: phonology of English; pragmatic theory; language acquisition; English accents; phonological theory; sociolinguistics; linguistics and language teaching; practical phonetics; semantic theory; options from other departments. Year 3: Study at the University of Massachusettes, USA, the University of Tubingen, Germany or the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. Year 4: Research project or long essay; 4 to 6 courses from: philosophy of language; issues in pragmatics; current issues in syntax; advanced phonological theory; options from year 2.

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
21%
79%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

30%
70%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
26%
73%
1%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

75%
25%

Year 3

11%
83%
6%

Year 4

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 87%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

65%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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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
11% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £21k HIGH
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

8%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

4%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

4%

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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