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UCAS CODE: Q100

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Trinity

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Language and linguistics

Linguistics is the systematic study of human language. Superficially, there’s huge variation among the world’s languages, and linguists not only describe the diverse characteristics of individual languages but also explore properties which all languages share and which offer insight into the human mind.

The study of linguistics draws on methods and knowledge from a wide range of disciplines. For instance, the study of meaning draws on philosophy, the analysis of the speech signal uses methods from physics and engineering, and the study of language acquisition draws on psychology.

This variety is one of the things that makes linguistics fascinating: one day you might be poring over a medieval text for evidence of how the grammar of a language has changed, and the next, learning about how the larynx creates sound energy for speech, or how we can record brain responses in a categorisation task.

Linguistics at Cambridge

Cambridge Linguistics is internationally recognised as world leading, having come sixth in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, the second highest position attained by a British university. Situated within the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics, the Linguistics Tripos benefits greatly from colleagues specialising in the linguistics of particular European languages.

After Linguistics

The broad interdisciplinary training we offer provides our graduates with transferable skills that are greatly sought after by employers; for example, students learn to analyse quantitative data, construct abstract grammatical models, and test alternative hypotheses. Linguistics graduates find employment in a wide range of professions, from journalism to banking.

Application deadline

15 October

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A level : A*AA

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University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    2nd

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 33

  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    209 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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