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.
- English Language : BA Hons
- English Language (Study Abroad) : BA Hons
- English Language and Creative Writing : BA Hons
- English Language and French Studies : BA Hons
- English Language and German Studies : BA Hons
- English Language and Linguistics : BA Hons
- English Language and Literature : BA Hons
- English Language and Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- English Language in the Media : BA Hons
- English Language in the Media (Study Abroad) : BA Hons
- English Language with Chinese : BA Hons
- English Literature and Linguistics : BA Hons
- French Studies and Linguistics : BA Hons
- French Studies and Psychology : BA Hons
- French Studies with Chinese : BA Hons
- German Studies and Linguistics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Psychology : BA Hons
- German Studies with Chinese : BA Hons
- Linguistics : BA Hons
- Linguistics (Study Abroad) : BA Hons
- Linguistics and Philosophy : BA Hons
- Linguistics with Chinese : BA Hons
- Modern Languages : BA Hons
- Organisation Studies and Psychology : BA Hons
- Philosophy with Chinese : BA Hons
- Politics with Chinese : BA Hons
- Psychology : BA Hons
- Psychology : BSc Hons
- Psychology and Statistics : BSc Hons
- Religious Studies with Chinese : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Linguistics : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Psychology : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies with Chinese : BA Hons
Lancaster degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their degree. The following is an example list of modules which our previous students have studied.
- Investigating Psychology
- Understanding Psychology
- Cognitive Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Research Methods
- Social Psychology
- Sounds of the World's Languages
- Structures of the World's Languages
Lancaster University offers the chance to follow a structured study programme or the option to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into 2 sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). In Part 1 you will take three units of assessment which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects, a higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
A-level: AAB (Eng Lang/Eng Comb/modern lang). We normally expect three A-levels..
General Studies: Accepted as one of 3 A-levels
Key skills: Not included in offer
GCSE: Normally Maths at grade B and a language
Scottish Highers: ABBBB
Irish Leaving Cert: Offers will be made on the basis of 5 or 6 Higher level subjects.Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information.
International Bacc: 35 pts overall with 16 pts from best three HL courses
BTEC: Overall grades DDD
Mature students: We are keen to recruit mature students. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office (01524 592028) for further information
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.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lectures, tutorials, interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using various methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, exercises, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions and oral presentations. Formal examinations include basic and in-depth questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supervised in the production of final year project reports and dissertations, while students in laboratory classes are supported by demonstrators. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
Lancaster University has committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries to 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:
- An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study to any student from the UK entering with A*, A*, A or equivalent academic qualifications
- An Access Scholarship of £1,000 per 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 qualifications
- A Lancaster Bursary of £1,000 per 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
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.