Linguistics and Psychology BA Hons - 2017 Entry

UCAS Code
CQ81

Entry Year
2017

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

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.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    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.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB

    International Baccalaureate 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 ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

    Year 2

      Core

    Year 3

      Core

      Optional

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules 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.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    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.
  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2017/18 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2016 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,000 £15,985

    Funding

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. 400 students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help them with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. 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.

    Scholarships recognising academic talent:

    • 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.  In addition, students from household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve higher entry grades of A*, A*, A (or equivalent academic qualifications), will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.
    • An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.

    Bursaries for life, living and learning

    • 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 

    Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.

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

    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. 

The structure of our degree programme covers the areas required by the BPS in order for you to achieve Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. This is essential if you wish to pursue a career in professional psychology.

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The structure of our degree programme covers the areas required by the BPS in order for you to achieve Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. This is essential if you wish to pursue a career in professional psychology.

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