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Linguistics and Psychology BA Hons

What will you study?

Studying Linguistics and Psychology at Lancaster gives you the opportunity to benefit from superb quality of teaching in our Department of Linguistics and English Language and our Psychology Department. Our degrees are also accredited by the British Psychological Society and provide the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the Society.

Language and Psychology are in many ways intimately linked and you’ll discover some natural overlap addressing questions, such as how language relates to thought and how our language is different from and similar to the signalling systems of other animals. With a wide range of courses available to you, you’ll be able to specialise in areas that interest you the most.

You’ll start your degree studying Language Description (for English Language) and Understanding Psychology. In your second year, you’ll move on to subjects such as English Sounds and Structures, and Cognitive Psychology before completing your degree with modules including Brain and Behaviour and Topics in Linguistic Theory.

Where could it take you?

Studying Linguistics and Psychology will help you to develop an enquiring and analytical mind and a wide range of interpersonal skills. You will also sharpen your research abilities. All these transferable skills are highly valued by employers and place Lancaster graduates ahead of the game in the jobs market.

Studying Psychology has obvious benefits as a stepping stone to becoming a psychologist, while your Linguistics degree offers useful training and expertise that you can apply to a range of professions, including education, language teaching, speech therapy and translation.

Many of our students go into business, administration and professional services, while others go on to higher degrees at Lancaster and elsewhere.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Typical entry requirements

For courses starting in 2016:

Grade Requirements


International Baccalaureate 36-35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject including Distinctions in the majority of units

Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international qualifications webpage or contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly

Essential subjects

A range of subjects, including at least one of English Language, English Language and Literature, a modern language or a classical language required for entry

GCSE Mathematics (B); English Language (C)

IELTS 6.5 (with at least 5.5 in each component)

Further information

General Studies Offers normally include General Studies if it is taken as a fourth A level

Combination of Qualifications Applications from students with a combination of qualifications are welcomed, for further advice please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly

Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed

Interviews Applicants may be invited to interview

Contact Undergraduate Admissions Office + 44 1524 592028 or via

Financial Support

Lancaster University has committed£3.7m in scholarships and bursariesto help with your fees and living costs. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A-levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education. For students starting their study with us in 2015, over 600 each year will be entitled to bursaries and/or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. For UK students entering in 2015 we will have the following financial support available:AnAcademic Scholarship of £2,000for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualificationsAnAccess Scholarship of £1,000per year for all UK students from households with an income of less than £42,600 who achieve grades of A*, A, A or the equivalent academic qualificationsALancaster Bursary of £1,000per annum for all students from England with a household income of more than £25,000 but less than £42,600

*All of the financial awards above are subject to approval by the Office for Fair Access July 2014.

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

View details of our current Undergraduate fees.

Students will need to account for occasional travel to and from work placements. It will also be necessary for students to pay for a Criminal Record Bureau check. There is also the option for students to join the appropriate professional body, however membership is voluntary.

Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.