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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

This course is subject to a review which may mean a change to the units of study.Subject to Erasmus+ funding. The University currently accesses Erasmus+ funding from the European Commission and we will continue to do so as long as the UK is able to participate. Please see mmu.ac.uk/eu-hub for further information.**Overview**Proficiency in linguistics can give you the competitive edge in the global jobs market.Linguistics is a popular course taken on its own or in combination with English, TESOL or a modern language. It is devoted to the scientific study of natural language and concerned with how languages are acquired, structured and applied. Our programme offers a sound knowledge of both theoretical and applied perspectives. The core topics include Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics, Forensic Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and Phonetics and Phonology as well as Media and Intercultural Communication.Critical thinking and argumentation are transferable skills that are valuable in the job market and sought after by all employers.If you take Spanish as a major or equal subject you will be required to spend your third year abroad in Spain or Latin America. If Spanish is your minor subject, the course will be three years with no period of residence abroad. You will also have the option to study Spanish from beginners level. This course has a Foundation Year available.**Features and Benefits**- Our Language Resource Centre is equipped with social learning spaces, PCs and voice recognition software for language training. It is also home to our multimedia and audio language learning laboratories/media booths for group-work with PCs or large flat screen TVs and multiple satellite channels broadcast in foreign languages with recording facilities.- If you take Spanish as a major or equal subject you will spend your third year in Spain or Latin America, allowing you to develop your language skills and immerse yourself in the culture.- Extensive preparation for the period of residence abroad. - The majority of our 30+ academic, research and support staff are native speakers of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese. We also have multiple connections with language groups across Manchester to ensure you can converse in your chosen language.- Last national inspection saw us obtain excellent marks for our facilities, academic standards and staff/student relations.- Study alongside Erasmus students from our European partner institutions.- We coach practical skills for work including communication skills, presentation skills, essay and report writing, summary skills, interview and questionnaire techniques.- Our Linguistics subject is ranked within the top 20 institutions on the Complete University Guide 2020.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : BCC - BBC

If studied A Level Spanish at Grade B or aboveAn English or modern languages subject at GCE A Level is preferred. Humanities and Social Science subjects such as History, Politics, Sociology and Psychology will also be considered


University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

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  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,000 students from more than 130 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 48 1

    19th out of 29 1

  • Entry standards

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    116 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.32 86%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    114 55%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%



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