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

The (Hons) Linguistics with a Minor Route Language programme at 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 assets in the job market and are transferable to various professions.

Career

A language-focused degree allows you to learn many transferable skills that can be used in a multitude of jobs. 

Teaching, translation and interpreting are a popular pathway, but languages graduates are also sought after in many different industries, with recent graduates being offered positions in a variety of different sectors both in the UK and abroad. 

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

Linguistic units:

  • Fundamentals in Linguistics
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Language in Society

Minor route language units:

  • Minor route language suited to your level of proficiency

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

  • If the language chosen is French or Spanish and has been studied at A Level (or acceptable equivalent) a Grade B (or equivalent) will be required
  • 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

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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
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Funding

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