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Linguistics and Criminology BA (Hons)

University of Huddersfield

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UCAS CODE: A513

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

About the course

Language is central to the way all aspects of society are conducted, including crime and the criminal justice system. This course enables you to investigate language using some of the techniques and frameworks of modern linguistics and develop a thorough understanding of the major criminological concepts, theories and perspectives.

Why Linguistics and Criminology?

  • State-of-the-art facilities including a forensic linguistics lab, a research and resource centre and conference labs.
  • Opportunity to take a five-week placement as part of the ‘Language in the Workplace’ module.
  • Get involved in the writing, editing and production of the popular department linguistics magazine, Babel.
  • Our team of English academic staff are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for the quality of their research publications (REF 2014).
  • You’ll have the chance to hear from guest speakers such as police officers, drug outreach workers or criminal justice staff.
  • You’ll take part in debates about the latest issues, such as why people commit crime as well as the opportunity to investigate some fascinating topics such as sexual offending, cyber and environmental crime.

The course aims to equip you for the real world by educating you to understand, analyse and critique the communication going on around you with particular relevance to the criminal justice system. The kinds of careers that relate most closely to this course lie in the police and criminal justice system as well as in forensic linguistics and speech analysis.

Your Career

Our graduates have gone on to a variety of careers within publishing, broadcasting, teaching, writing, management, social services, healthcare, legal, research and consulting and local government. A selection of companies that have employed Huddersfield graduates in recent years include BBC, Emerald Group Publishing, Securitas UK, West Yorkshire Police, the National Probation Service, Lloyds Banking Group, Careers Leeds, Prison Advice and Care Trust, the NHS, and the UK Ministry of Defence. Others have opted for PGCE study and have become teachers, or continued their studies at postgraduate level.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 15,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 33

    45th out of 105 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    107 51%

    27th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    18th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    113 59%

    53rd

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%

    20th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    45th

    49

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