What Will You Study

Lancaster’s Linguistics and Philosophy degree is taught jointly by our Department of Linguistics and English Language – ranked fourth in the country by The Complete University Guide 2016 – and our Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion – which is home to 10 philosophers.

Studying language alongside a wide range of philosophical themes gives you the opportunity to appreciate how language relates to thought and how our language is different from and similar to the signalling systems of animals. You will also address philosophical questions through the study of the history of Philosophy and through contemporary philosophical discussion.

You’ll begin your degree with modules including Introduction to General Linguistics and Introduction to Philosophy. In your second year, you’ll study subjects such as The Structures of Language; Language Change in English and Beyond; Philosophy of the Mind, and Philosophy of Science. Your final-year courses include Topics in Linguistic Theory.