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University of Sheffield

Linguistics and Philosophy

UCAS Code: QV15
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
Student score
80% MED
83% MED
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£18.8k MED
£18k 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 required.

BTEC Diploma
DDD

Relevant subject area 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

50%

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 86%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

80%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

82%

Feedback on work has been helpful

58%

Feedback on work has been prompt

62%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

76%

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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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
49% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
407 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 93% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Although there aren't a lot of jobs around for professional philosophers, philosophy degrees are an increasingly popular option, with more than 2,300 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2012. Nearly a quarter of philosophy graduates take a postgraduate qualification, and it's a relatively common subject at both Masters and doctorate level – so if you think academic life might be for you, think ahead about how you might fund further study. For those who go into work, philosophy grads tend to go into education, management, marketing, community work, human resources and the finance industry, while a few even went into IT, where their logical training can be very useful.
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