Linguistics BA (Hons)

Course Overview - Linguistics BA (Hons)

This degree focuses on how language works, how it is structured and what it does, from the physical properties of speech, to how languages change and develop over time. You learn about the growth and development of language in the brain as well as methodologies for the scientific study of the human language faculty. In addition, you study a modern language from a choice of French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese or Japanese.

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

3 Years

Start Date

15/09/2025

Campus

Main Site (Newcastle)

Course Address
King's Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU

Application Details

Course Code

Q100

Institution Code

N21

Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted. We particularly encourage applicants with some qualifications in mathematical and/or scientific fields. As the course contains a combination of scientific thinking, language skills, and mathematical reasoning, it may be especially suited to the personality of students who have enjoyed both mathematics/science and arts/humanities subjects. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Candidates who have some background in Maths and Science may be interested in the cognitive/brain science and quantitative elements of the course. Candidates who prefer Arts and Humanities subjects may be interested in the historical, sociological, and literary elements of the course.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Applicants will be considered on an individual basis

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H3,H3

We particularly encourage applicants with some qualifications in mathematical and/or scientific fields. As the course contains a combination of scientific thinking, language skills, and mathematical reasoning, it may be especially suited to the personality of students who have enjoyed both mathematics/science and arts/humanities subjects.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

We welcome applicants with English Language, English Literature, or English Language and Literature qualifications. Applicants with qualifications in Mathematics and the Natural Sciences are also encouraged.

Extended Project

A

If you offer the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification in a topic relevant to the degree programme, we may take this into account in our consideration of your application.

A level

A,B,B

We welcome candidates with an A Level in Psychology, Sociology, Maths, or other Science

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