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Modern Languages with Linguistics (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

 

Love languages? Already studied one or two languages to A-level and keen to try something new? This exciting new degree programme could be for you. Choose your first language from French, German, Italian and Hispanic Studies. Your second (or third language, where appropriate) is selected from Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

Your first language must be one of post A-level French, German, Italian or Spanish.

If you are taking two languages, (this allows room for both culture and linguistics) your second language can be taken at any level (up to A-level or equivalent) in French, German, Italian, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese. Arabic, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian will normally be taken at beginner’s or post-GCSE level.

If you are taking three languages, (allowing room only for linguistics) your second and third language can be taken at any level (up to A-level or equivalent) in French, German, Italian, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese. Your third language can also be one of Arabic, Japanese, Portuguese or Russian, normally be taken at beginner’s or post-GCSE level.

These are the normal requirements. If you have alternative qualifications or linguistic experience, there may be some flexibility – just ask ugadmissions@warwick.ac.uk before applying.

Linguistics

Linguistics is the study of how language works. In the first year you will learn how language is structured (syntax), how we use it to construct meaning (semantics), how context contributes to meaning (pragmatics) and the part that sounds and sound patterns play (phonetics and phonology). You’ll have the chance to explore examples from different cultural, historical and linguistic contexts and to develop practical analytical skills.

In your intermediate year you will focus on developing further your skills and knowledge about language and the tools which enable you to collect data about language use. In the final year you can develop a research project and /or have the opportunity to study option modules that match your own interests.

Find out more on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.

How will I learn?

We employ a variety of teaching approaches, including lectures, seminars (in which the emphasis is on student participation) and written and spoken language classes. You will spend the rest of your time studying independently, preparing for classes, reading or watching primary texts, engaging with secondary sources, writing essays and working on your language skills.

How will I be assessed?

We will track your progress through a variety of methods, including language assignments, essays, presentations, portfolio submissions and examinations (written and oral). Throughout your course you will receive detailed, personalised feedback to help you to improve your skills.

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

You will spend one year of your course abroad – usually your second or third year, depending on your course. We offer placements at carefully chosen partner institutions through the University’s study abroad scheme or through independent partnerships. It is also possible to work for the British Council as an English language assistant, or to set up an independent work placement.

  • Entry Requirements
  • A level: AAB including grade A in a language
  • International Baccalaureate: 36 points including 6 in a Higher Level language
  • These are the standard requirements. We may be able to consider alternative qualifications or linguistic experience. If this applies to you, please email Evan Stewart on evan.stewart@warwick.ac.uk.
  • You will need one or two modern foreign languages at A level (or equivalent) and a demonstrated aptitude for language learning.

    Your first language must be post A level French, German, Italian or Spanish.

    Your second language can be taken at any level (dependent on prior qualifications/experience) if it is French, German, Italian or Spanish. If it is Mandarin Chinese, it can be taken from beginner, intermediate or post A-Level maximum (please note that applicants with Mandarin Chinese language ability above this level, including native speakers, would not be able to study this language). If it is Arabic, Japanese, Portuguese or Russian, it can usually only be taken at beginner’s level; if you have any prior learning of the language, please contact ugadmissions@warwick.ac.uk before applying.

    Further Information

    Taking a gap year: Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.

    Interviews: We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.

  • Open Days: Visiting Warwick is the best way to find out what the University and your chosen course are like. If you are made an offer, you will be invited to an Offer Holder Open Day in the spring term. Find out about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.
What modules will I study?

Year One

You will either take two language modules, one culture/translation module and one linguistics module OR three languages and one linguistics module.

The culture module can be either a culture module from your first language of French, German, Italian or Hispanic Studies, or LN102 Translation: Methods and Practice.

The Linguistics module is Linguistics: Understanding Language

Year Two

You will take two (or three) core language modules and a Linguistics module (Linguistics: Acquisition and Use)

You will also select cultural modules, (if studying two languages).

Year Three (Spent abroad)

You may opt to spend a full year in one country, or split the year between two countries. We encourage students to spend time in a country where their ab initio language is spoken.

Year Four

You will take two (or three) core language modules and Linguistics modules.

  • Linguistics Dissertation
or two of the following modules:

  • Sociolinguistics
  • English Across Cultures
  • Organisational Communication in International Business
  • Evaluating and Planning Research
  • You will also select cultural modules, (if studying two languages).

More information about modules and the structure of this course can be found on the School of Modern Languages and Cultures website.

*The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Recent graduate destinations include:

Our graduates work for organisations including: United Nations, the Ministry of Defence, British Airways, BBC Sussex, Nestle. Job roles include: Lead European marketer, Freelance translator & Editor, German Language Teacher, Project Controller, European Graduate trainee, Events Assistant.

  • French Studies and Linguistics (r1q1)

    German Studies and Linguistics (r2q1)

    Italian Studies and Linguistics (r3q1)

    Hispanic Studies with Linguistics (r9q2)

    Linguistics with Arabic (q2t6)

    Linguistics with Chinese (q2t1)

    Linguistics with French (q2r1)

    Linguistics with German (q2r2)

    Linguistics with Italian (q2r3)

    Linguistics with Spanish (q2r4)

    Linguistics with Japanese (q2t2)

    Linguistics with Portuguese (q2r5)

    Linguistics with Russian (q2r7)

    French Studies with Arabic (r1t6)

    German Studies with Arabic (r2t6)

    Hispanic Studies with Arabic (r4t6)

    Italian studies with Arabic (r3t6)

    Modern Languages (r900)

Essential information

Entry Requirements

You will need one or two modern foreign languages at A level (or equivalent) and a demonstrated aptitude for language learning.

A level: AAB including grade A in a language

IB: 36 points including 6 in a Higher Level language

UCAS Code
R9Q2

Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (ba)

Duration
4 years full time

Department website
School of Modern Languages

Student blogs

Harry Jervis - Modern Languages

Bethany Goodman - Applied Linguistics

Isabel Quah - Applied Linguistics

Elena Sandu - Applied Linguistics

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

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

For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.