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BSc in Psychology with Linguistics

BSc in Psychology with Linguistics

Full-time 2019 entry

This BPS accredited course combines a broad grounding in psychology with the study of how people communicate through language.

Course overview

You’ll be taught by academics who are shaping the field internationally within both Psychology and Linguistics, and those working at the intersection of both subjects.

You’ll gain a critical awareness of psychological research and theory, the ability to analyse structure of language and patterns of language, plus communication, research, presentation and collaboration skills.

Year 1

Year 2

* one to be deferred to the third year

Year 3

You will undertake a final-year project that has a Psychology or Linguistics focus depending on your leanings.

There are three core modules:

Plus three options from:

** you must choose one of these

You will have a combination of lectures, seminars and practical classes. Lectures will introduce you to a particular topic. During weekly seminars you will build on the knowledge theories and ideas from the lecture and readings, sharing your views about the topic and debating the issues. Seminars give you personal access to the tutor as well as the opportunity to voice your views in a smaller group.

Taster Lectures

Watch our example lectures to give you a taste of what it's like to study at Warwick.

False Memories

Many people believe that our memory works like a recording device that we can play back at any given time. Yet decades of science has shown that isn’t true. And did you know we can even have false thoughts implanted into memory?

Gambling Animals

Gamblers are more likely to take risks if a high-value reward is up for grabs. Dr Elliot Ludvig shares why he believes these actions are influenced by memories of previous winning bets.

Your degree credit will come from a mixture of examinations and assessed work.

A total of 40% of your degree credit will be based on second-year modules and 60% on third-year modules. The first year must be passed to progress onto the second year. Your third-year individual project will account for 25% of your final year marks.

In an interconnected world, employers greatly value an international perspective. Studying abroad provides you with a first-hand opportunity to explore how culture influences psychological processes and develop a range of valuable skills that give you a competitive advantage in the graduate market.

Our Department is part of the University’s large global network of exchange partners, with long-standing agreements with prestigious universities around the world.

A particularly popular Warwick option is with Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, acknowledged as one of the world’s top universities. Opportunities also exist in Brazil, China, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, South Korea, Spain and the USA.

For a full and current list of our partners see: Typically, when students choose to study abroad, they apply in their second year for a third year of study at a partner institution. Students then return to Warwick for their final year.

We have a range of contacts offering the opportunity for work placements between the second and third year. Students who find their own placements will also be supported to take a year out of study to work.

Our students can also take up a variety of work experience opportunities, both paid and unpaid, alongside their studies or during holidays.

Find out more about where a degree in Psychology can take you.



Entry Requirements
A level: AAB plus grade B / 6 in GCSE Mathematics. Applicants with no natural science subject at A level are normally expected to have a grade B / 6 in two science subjects/double science at GCSE.

IB: 36 plus 5 in Higher Level Mathematics or 6 in Standard Level Mathematics. A natural science subject at Higher Level is preferred, otherwise at least 5 in a natural science subject at Standard Level will be considered.

You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.


Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)

3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)

Start Date
24 September 2019

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Additional costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.**

Student blogs
Lily Groom - Psychology
Olugbemi Moronfolu - Psychology
Bethany Goodman - Applied Linguistics
Elena Sandu - Applied Linguistics

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.