Selected entry requirements English language: Candidates must be proficient in the English language, which is the language of instruction and examination at the university. Acceptable English Language qualifications include IELTS 6.5, CPE grade C, CAE Grade B or another equivalent A level: Grades BBB including a modern foreign language. AS level: Two AS-Levels may be accepted in place of the third A-Level. Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. GCSE: Minimum grade C in English Language. Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. International baccalaureate: 32 points overall including a modern foreign language grade 6 at higher level Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
BA (Hons) Linguistics can be studied as either a Single Honours course or as part of a Joint Honours course alongside a Modern Language. The latter are 4 year courses with the third year spent abroad under approved conditions in a country where the target language of study is spoken. In the first year, equal time is spent on both subject areas but this balance can be swayed in subsequent years with as much as up to two thirds being spent on either/or subject.
We have expertise in, as well as course units devoted to, a wide range of languages and language families including the Romance languages, the Germanic languages, the Finno-Ugric languages, languages of the near east (eg Arabic and Hebrew), Iranian languages, the indigenous languages of South America, including in particular Amazonian and Bolivian languages and Quechua, Siberian languages and Romani.
Languages at Manchester are taught by native speakers giving you constant exposure to accurate written and spoken language.
Course content for year 1
In first year Linguistics you learn to look at language in a new way. You will study topics ranging from grammar to semantics, from phonetics to discourse analysis. On the language side of things, you will take core language modules alongside a broad range of cultural options
Course content for year 2
In second year linguistics, the emphasis switches to linguistic theories. You will build on your new analytical skills by considering ideas about the nature of language and models of its structure. You will study units in Syntactic Theory, Phonology, Typology and Grammatical Semantics as well as a number of specialised course-units of your choice. Alongside this will be the study of your language.
Course content for year 3
Your third year of study is spent abroad under approved conditions.
Course content for year 4
Finally, in your final year you can develop interests in particular areas of your subjects. We offer a very wide range of specialist options.