• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Proficiency in linguistics can assist you in having a competitive edge in the global jobs market. If you are interested in the way in which we communicate and how it can influence people, joining the (Hons) Linguistics programme from Manchester Metropolitan University will help you unravel how language is inextricably linked to who we are.
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Overview

Linguistics is devoted to the scientific study of natural language and concerned with how languages evolve, are structured and what they have in common. It also studies how languages are acquired and used.

The (Hons) Linguistics programme from Manchester Metropolitan University enables you to develop a sound knowledge of both theoretical and applied perspectives and places emphasis on English, with examples from other languages where appropriate. The core elements of the course teach you about sentence structure (Syntax), meaning (Semantics and Pragmatics) Forensic Linguistics and Phonetics and Phonology. You will also learn about language use and variation in different social contexts, the media, and intercultural settings.

Communicating effectively, critical thinking and developing rigorous analytical skills are valuable skills in the job market and are transferable to various professions.

Careers

  • Expanding areas for linguists include digital subtitling, dubbing and website localising.
  • Graduates of this degree may also opt to proceed to postgraduate study in one of the sub-branches of linguistics.
  • Recent graduates have gained employment in banking, local government, cultural relations, education, manufacturing and importing.

Accreditation

The department’s Language Centre provides a wide range of development courses and is accredited by the British Council. 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other languages 
  • Language in Society
  • Fundamentals in Linguistics
  • Language and its Structure: Syntax and Semantics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points from A2 or equivalent (such as BTEC National at Level 3 or Advanced Diploma).
  • Grade C or above in an English or modern languages subject at GCE A Level is preferred. Humanities and Social Science subjects such as History, Politics, Sociology and Psychology will also be considered
Specific GCSE requirements
  • GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered
Non Tariffed Qualifications
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 106 UCAS Tariff Points
International Baccalaureate points
  • 26

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Part-time fees

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands students: £2312.50 per 30 credits studied per year
  • International students: £3,625 per 30 credits studied

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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