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Overview

Interested in language learning, how communication works, intercultural communication or the relationship between language, society and culture? If so, you’ll find what you’re looking for on one of our BA degrees:

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Why study Applied Linguistics?

Applied Linguistics is relevant to a range of exciting careers including international business, management and consulting, public relations and human resources, diplomatic service, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and aid agencies, education – teaching and research, healthcare and medical companies, manufacturing industries, editing and publishing, public sector organisations and university international offices.

Studying linguistics in combination with languages can open relevant career opportunities including translation, interpreting, journalism, language teaching, public relations, policy and political advisor, publishing and editing, and consular services and roles.

Why do your degree with us?

  • Open up exciting career opportunities through study on a variety of relevant BA degree modules;
  • Study in an environment that helps you develop personally, academically and professionally;
  • Learn with committed BA tutors who love to share their passion for teaching and research.

Learn more about why studying with us would be a good choice for you.

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Do you have an interest in communication?

Want to know how to effectively interact across cultures?

Have you ever wondered how we learn to manage relationships and how language works?

Applied Linguistics focuses on interests and questions such as these, by exploring the relationship between language, culture and communication. You’ll develop the skills and expertise to think strategically about language use and communication and to tackle real cases and data challenges, preparing you to forge a successful career in the international marketplace.

Why study Applied Linguistics at Warwick?

  • You will study with staff who are passionate about their subject and internationally renowned for their research and teaching. The final-year dissertation offers you the opportunity to develop your own research project and work closely with academics on this.
  • The British Council’s Culture at Work report (2013) stated that employers were seeking employees who not only had technical knowledge, but who were also culturally aware and able to thrive in a global work environment. Our degree nurtures these qualities, so you will have a competitive advantage in the graduate employment market.
  • We have high levels of student satisfaction, scoring 93% in the most recent National Student Survey. Our students come from many different study backgrounds and countries, meaning you will gain first-hand experience of the challenges and rewards of working and communicating with people from other cultures.

Why study Linguistics with a modern language?

  • A degree in Linguistics with a modern language allows you to develop a strong understanding of how language works alongside competencies in intercultural communication, and research and professional skills. In today’s globalised world, being able to speak another language and be sensitive to cultural differences are attributes that are highly sought after by employers.
  • You will be taught by world-leading experts in Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Pragmatics, Intercultural Communication and Modern Languages. We have expertise in all areas that underpin the programme and are engaged in a wide range of research and consultancy work.
  • Our flexible programme allows you to follow your interests through a range of option modules in your second and third years which will help you in choosing a future career. You also have the opportunity to spend a year abroad and improve your language skills, enabling you to take advantage of some of the Centre’s strategic partnerships and relationships in Australia, China and various countries in Europe through Erasmus+.

Graduates’ career destinations*

Applied Linguistics is relevant to a range of exciting careers including international business, management and consulting, public relations and human resources, diplomatic service, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and aid agencies, education – teaching and research, healthcare and medical companies, manufacturing industries, editing and publishing, public sector organisations and university international offices. Studying linguistics in combination with languages can open relevant career opportunities including translation, interpreting, journalism, language teaching, public relations, policy and political advisor, publishing and editing, and consular services and roles.
* Our Language Culture and Communication degree was launched in 2014 and our Linguistics with modern languages courses were launched in 2016, so we do not have current data on graduate destinations. This will be published on our website as soon as it becomes available.


Why study Applied Linguistics? Video interview with David Crystal