Linguistics examines how language works, describing how sounds, words, sentences and conversations combine to express and create meaning. It also studies the uses of language in everyday life, the ways in which it varies across society and evolves over time, and how it is mastered by children.Social anthropology is the study of human conduct and thought. Societies around the world vary enormously socially, culturally and politically. The study of these variations, and the common humanity that underlies them, is at the heart of social anthropology. There are close links between social anthropology and sociology, human geography, development studies, history, archaeology, and philosophy.
Most courses are taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and some small-group project work. You will also do some independent practical work in Year 2 and more independent study in Year 3 and Year 4. During Years 1 and 2 you will undergo continuous assessment through tests and assignments. In Years 3 and 4, you will be assessed through coursework, exams, projects and your dissertation. Linguistics graduates work in a wide range of fields such as journalism, international relations, translation, marketing and social research. Recent graduates have taken up funded places on MSc programmes or have found employment in speech technology research. A linguistics qualification is also a good foundation for careers in professions such as speech and language therapy, adult literacy, or for teaching English as a foreign language.
- A level
- Scottish Higher
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Grades / Points
Required subjects: A Level: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: English at grade C or 4.
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£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
The University of Edinburgh offers more than 500 undergraduate programmes across a wide range of disciplines. 89% of graduates leave the university with a 1st or 2:1 degree classification. Edinburgh is a beautiful, historic city that is regularly voted as one of the most desirable places to live in the world.
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