What Will You Study

This new degree in Linguistics with Chinese combines the study of various aspects of language, such as sound, grammar and meaning, with the study of Chinese language and culture.

You will begin your first year with our core Linguistics module where you will be introduced to topics across the full breadth of the linguistics discipline including phonetics, phonology, morphology and syntax. You will also study our core Chinese module which is designed for beginners with little or no prior knowledge of Chinese Language or culture.  For your final first year module you can choose to complement your studies with an English Language module or from a wide range of options from across the University.

For your second year you will take our module The Structures of Language alongside further Chinese Language modules. These modules will build on the intensive language introduction given in your first year through further language tuition and understanding of the structure of Chinese. You will also have the opportunity to choose a further module from those offered by the Department, such as Contemporary Methods in English Language Studies or Forensic Linguistics.

Your final year comprises a dissertation plus modules in Topics in Linguistic Theory, Chinese Culture and Society, a further Chinese Language module as well as a choice of modules from those offered by the Department.