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Linguistics and Philosophy BA (Hons)

Lancaster University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

How does language relate to thought? Studying language alongside philosophy will give you a fascinating insight into humanity. You’ll also learn about the history of philosophy and contemporary philosophical discussion. This three-year combined degree is provided by our Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion and the Department of Linguistics and English Language.

Your first year includes introductory modules in Linguistics and Philosophy. In your second year you’ll study modules such as Structures of the World’s Languages, Philosophy of the Mind and Philosophy of Science.

In your final year, you’ll specialise even further. Choices include Psycholinguistics and Language and Identities: Gender, ethnicity and class. You can also choose to write a dissertation, exploring a topic that you’re particularly interested in, and this is overseen by a member of staff from our department who specialises in your particular area. Given the size of the department, our academics will be able to supervise most topics and fit your interests. You will delve further into the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, linguistic relativity, and testing through psycholinguistic methods.

We’ll assess your progress through coursework and exams and you’ll have regular meetings with your academic advisor, who will provide support and encouragement. Your degree will stand you in good stead for careers involving analysis, assessment and the weighing-up of arguments. The linguistic, analytical and investigative skills you will have the opportunity to develop are valued by employers such as law firms, management consultancies and the media. Linguistic awareness is a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations.

Careers

The discipline needed to study both Philosophy and Linguistics will stand you in good stead for careers involving analysis, assessment and the weighing-up of arguments.

Philosophy teaches you to analyse problems from a multi-dimensional perspective, encouraging you to approach problems creatively and with an enquiring mind. Employers value these skills along with the wide range of interpersonal and communication skills that this course fosters.

Your Linguistics degree offers useful training and expertise that you can apply to a range of professions including education, language teaching, speech therapy and translation. Many of our students go into business, administration and professional services, where skills of self-expression and the critical understanding of complex information are equally valued.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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University information

Lancaster University

  • University League Table

    8th

  • Campus address

    Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW, England

Students from over one hundred countries study at the Lancaster campus. An open and welcoming community, equality and diversity are valued.
Lancaster University offers students a range of high-quality, safe and comfortable accommodation.
Lancaster University campus has a vast array of facilities including shops, banks, hairdressers and coffee shops.

Subject rankings

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    12th out of 52 3

  • Entry standards

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    159 77%

    8th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    2nd

  • Student satisfaction

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    4.25 85%

    1st

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    149 70%

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  • Graduate prospects

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    78 78%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

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    4.03 81%

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