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University of Sheffield

Linguistics and Japanese Studies

UCAS Code: QT12
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Linguistics
  • Japanese studies
Student score
80% MED
79% HIGH
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
86% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18.8k MED
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB with grade A in either English Language or a foreign language.

Scottish Highers
AABBB

Scottish Advanced Highers
A

Grade A in either English Language or a foreign language is required.

BTEC Diploma
DDD

Relevant subject required with 12 units required at Distinction.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

Relevant subject required with 12 units achieved at Distinction.

International Baccalaureate
33

6 points required from either English Language or a foreign language at Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

75%

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

Modules

Sounds of English; structure of English; varieties of English; history of English; introduction to linguistics; a sense of place: local and regional identity; the history of persuasion; writing the real; phonetics; language politics, language policy, and language planning; sociolinguistics; syntax 1; semantics; introduction to old English; language acquisition; issues in language change; Chaucerâ??s comic tales; dissertation; research practice; conversation analysis; psychology of language; teaching English to speakers of other languages; special subject; history of linguistics; phonology; later modern English; language and gender; historical sociolinguistics; language and identity.

University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.

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

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 81%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

78%

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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
34% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
83% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
377 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
93% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18.8k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

19%

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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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 82%
Student score 79% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

84%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

71%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
53% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
386 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% 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 86% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
In 2012, fewer than 170 students graduated from the UK with degrees in Japanese, so anyone studying the subject will get a very rare qualification – so take that into consideration when drawing conclusions from the data above. There does appear to be a higher than usual unemployment rate after six months, but this is more to do with the very small number of graduates than any lack of demand for the degree. Nearly one in five of graduates went to work abroad, and those working in the UK tended to be in London. Employers rate graduates who have more than one language, but you'll need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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