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BA Linguistics with a Modern Language

Love learning languages and about how language works?

If so, then this BA is designed for you. Interdisciplinarity is at the heart of this degree: you'll study with the Centre for Applied Linguistics and the School of Modern Languages and in doing so you'll gain expertise in the study of linguistics and gain a very strong language foundation (available language study options are French, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Portuguese or Japanese).

Want to apply what you have been learning on your degree while living and studying abroad?

Great, because while studying with us you'll also be able to broaden your experiences with a planned year of study and/or work placement abroad.

Key reasons to take the course
  • Enhance your learning of a modern language with a detailed understanding of how language works;

  • Open up a greater range of potential career opportunities that require the knowledge and skills of both a modern language and a deep understanding of language, culture and communication;

  • Study with leading experts in the field of linguistics, culture and communication.

BA LML modules for each year

Year 1


Linguistics: Understanding Language (30 CATS)

Foreign Language route (30 CATS)


Culture, Cognition and Society (30 CATS)

Language in Society (15 CATS)

Research/Communication & Professional Skills

Research, Academic and Professional Skills (15 CATS)

Year 2


Linguistics: Acquisition & Use (30 CATS)

Foreign Language route (30 CATS)


Culture and Interpersonal Relations (30 CATS)

Sociolinguistics (15 CATS)

Research/Communication & Professional Skills

Quantitative Research Methods (15 CATS)*

Qualitative Research Methods (15 CATS)*

Intercultural Business Communication (15 CATS)*

Year 3


Communication Modes (15 CATS)

Foreign Language route (30 CATS)


English Across Cultures (15 CATS)**

Multilingualism and Culture (15 CATS)**

Research/Communication & Professional Skills

Professional Communication (15 CATS)**

Dissertation (30 CATS)

*Option modules in Year 2 select 15 credits.

**Option modules in Year 3 select 45 credits, some of which may come from other disciplines.