UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The Linguistics BA focuses on the sounds, structures and meanings of language. This includes aspects of phonetics and phonology (how sounds are produced, transmitted and received), morphology (how words are built from smaller elements), syntax (how words are combined to form sentences), and semantics and pragmatics (how meaning depends on context).

Course Modules

Year one: compulsory courses: logic and meaning; introduction to phonetics and phonology; introduction to generative grammar; introduction to children's language development; introduction to language. Year two: compulsory courses: two intermediate courses in each of the core areas of linguistics: meaning; pronunciation; sentence structure. Optional courses: language acquisition; practical phonetics; sociolinguistics; language processing; linguistics of sign language. Final year: compulsory courses: two courses each from two of the core areas of linguistics: meaning; pronunciation; sentence structure. Optional courses: linguistics options may include: language acquisition; practical phonetics; sociolinguistics; language processing; linguistics of sign language.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £16,130  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB-AAA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABB
  • GCE A-level ABB-AAA
  • European Baccalaureate 77%-85%
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • International Baccalaureate
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

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68% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 84%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 100%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 100%

£20,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 35
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 10
Unknown 0

17% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 20%

Total Coursework: 78%

Total Practical: 2%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation