What Will You Study

This degree is provided jointly by our Linguistics Department, which is ranked 12th in the world by the QS World rankings 2019, and our Psychology Department, which is ranked 6th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2020.

Our degrees are accredited by the British Psychological Society and provide the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the Society.

How does a child learn language? How does language relate to thought? You’ll discover there are many overlapping questions between linguistics and psychology.

You’ll start your degree studying the core modules of Linguistics, Investigating Psychology and Understanding Psychology. In your second year you’ll discover more about the sounds and structures of the world’s languages. In Psychology, you’ll discover more about experimental and research methods.

In your third year, you’ll specialise even further. Choices include Psycholinguistics and Language and Identities: Gender, ethnicity and class. You could also choose to write a dissertation in a topic you would like to cover in-depth.

Your degree will stand you in good stead for careers involving analysis, assessment and the weighing-up of arguments, as you will be able to develop linguistic, analytical and investigative skills that are valued by employers such as law firms, management consultancies and the media. Linguistic awareness is a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations.