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Linguistics and Criminology BA (Hons)

University of Huddersfield

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

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. Language is absolutely pivotal to the workings of the criminal justice system and crime itself. On this course we explore this relationship by studying two closely related disciplines that provide fascinating insights into these central elements of our culture. We explore topics in Criminology such as the myths and realities of crime, approaches to policing and the connection between gender, sexuality and crime. Topics covered in Linguistics include the diversity and structure of language, and optional modules enable investigation of fascinating areas such as the language of power and forensic linguistics. Our students graduate with a set of skills and knowledge that is ideal for a broad range of careers in areas such as teaching, local government, public service, the police, forensics, and so on. ~ Liz Holt, Head of Linguistics and Modern Languages. Additional Costs: Placements The nature and suitability of your work placement is decided in consultation with your tutors. You are responsible for making your own arrangements for any travel or incurred costs in relation to the placement module, or in relation to the optional placement year if you chose to undertake one as part of your degree.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

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University information

University of Huddersfield

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  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    53rd out of 102 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    110 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%



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