What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
For First Year Entry a minimum of 3 A Levels at BBB or 4 AS at AABB. For Second Year Entry a minimum of an A in the subject selected for Single Honours plus BB, or AB in the subjects selected for Joint Honours plus a further B.
Minimum of 4 Highers at AABB obtained at a single sitting or 3 Advanced Highers at BBB. Those seeking to qualify over two sittings will be expected to exceed this minimum.
Minimum entry requirement: DDM in related subjects.
For entry into First Year, a minimum of 32 points required, including at least 5,5,5 at HL. For entry into Second Year, a minimum of 36 points, including at 6, 6, 6 at Higher level in subject(s) selected.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers100%
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.
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Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
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- 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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First Year: Entry to second year Language and Linguistics is normally dependent on you having achieved a pass in either Communication and Language in Contemporary Society or English Structure and Use (you are actively encouraged to take both courses). If you do not have a Higher or A Level (or equivalent) in a foreign language you are encouraged to take one at Aberdeen. Second Year: In second year, all Language and Linguistics students must normally take 45 credits from the following courses: Sounds of English, History of Language in the British Isles, Introduction to French Linguistics or Philosophy of Language, Words and Meanings: Lexis and Semantics, Constructing Words and Meaning: Morphology (all 15 credits). You will need to have studied prerequisite courses in French and Philosophy in first year to study these last two courses. Third and Fourth Year (Honours): At Honours level there are a number of Language & Linguistics courses available dealing with topics such as First and Second Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Language Variation and Change; Discourse Analysis; Research Methods; Language Contact and Change; Language and Identity; and Language and the Professions Philosophy - First Year : Level 1 courses are An Introduction to Moral Philosophy, Reason and Argument and Experience, Knowledge and Reality. Second Year: The Philosophy curriculum at level 2 is devoted to more advanced courses in Metaphysics, Epistemology, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Practical Philosophy. Third and Fourth Year (Honours): Single Honours Mental Philosophy involves independent study at level 3 and a (compulsory) dissertation at level 4. There is a wide range of options at both level 3 and 4. Options offered reflect the interests of members of staff and have recently included Continental Rationalism, Scientific Methodology, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Mathematics, Modal Logic, Objects and Properties, Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, Identity and Persistence, Philosophy of Biology, Information and Philosophy, Philosophy of Biology, Kripke's Naming and Necessity, Death, Philosophy of Time, Scepticism, Metaphilosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Wittgenstein and Philosophy of Religion, Leibniz, and Berkeley.
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How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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