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Language, Culture & Communication (BA) (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)



Full-time 2019 entry, AAB, IB 36

Develop a unique combination of
skills that will help you forge a successful career in the international marketplace, honing and applying your analytical, research and communication skills in a range of authentic situations.

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This flexible, interdisciplinary degree allows you to develop your own interests as you progress through your studies. It is the study of language and culture with a twist! You’ll also be able to develop your expertise in communicating effectively in different contexts and cultures, while acquiring first-hand experience of living abroad and working in multicultural contexts.

In your first year, all modules are core. Second year is made up of 75 core CATS, of which 15 must be Quantitative or Qualitative research methods. Your final year is made up of 60 core CATS, comprising optional modules of which 15 must be Quantitative or Qualitative research methods, as well as a 30 CATS Dissertation.

Year 1: 120 CATS is core.

Year 2: 75 CATS core & 45 CATS options.

Final Year: 60 CATS core & 60 CATS options.

You will typically study four to six modules per year and you will have at least 3 hours’ contact time per week for each module. This will take the form of lectures, seminars of about 15 students in which you will discuss the lecture topic with the module tutor, and both written and spoken language classes. You will spend independent study time preparing for classes, reading primary texts, writing essays and working on a foreign language of your choice. Additional online materials are available and there will be various events and activities to further enhance your learning. Your own personal tutor will provide additional learning and pastoral support throughout your degree.

Class size

Lectures vary depending on the module. Seminars include on average fewer than 20 students.

Contact hours

12 hours per week.

Assessment will normally take the form of 50% coursework and 50% examination. The final degree classification is determined by your second and final year marks and each contributes 50%.

As part of your course, you will have an opportunity to spend an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities between your second and final years (meaning you will complete your degree in four years instead of three). The Study Abroad Team based in the International Student Office offers support for these activities, and the Department’s dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance. If you prefer to organise a work placement for yourself, we will support you in this as much as we can.

As part of your intercalated year abroad, you may prefer to spend a year working in a sector that you are interested in, providing invaluable experience that can give you a head-start in working towards your chosen career path after you graduate. Where possible, we will support you in organising your placement, although we are unable to guarantee specific industry opportunities.

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A level: AAB

  • IB: 36

  • Contextual data and differential offers: Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

  • Access Courses: Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must meet essential subject requirements.
  • Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP website.
  • We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
  • Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference. We are considering innovative ways to broaden how we assess candidates, so you are advised to check our website prior to applying in case we have introduced any changes.

    Open Days All students who have been offered a place are invited to visit. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

Year 1
  • Linguistics: Understanding Language

  • Foreign Language Learning

  • Culture, Cognition and Society

  • Language in Society

  • Research, Academic and Professional Skills

Year 2
  • Linguistics: Acquisition and Use
  • Culture and Interpersonal Relations
  • A Core Research Methods Module
Final Year
  • Communication Modes
  • A Core Research Methods Module
  • Dissertation
Selection of current and previous optional modules*:
  • Intercultural Business Communication
  • Sociolinguistics
  • English Across Cultures
  • Professional Communication
  • Multilingualism and Culture
  • Global PR
  • Laughter: A Transdisciplinary Approach
  • Community Engagement
  • Politics of International Development
  • Power, Class and Social Theory
  • Organisational Change
  • Marketing Management
  • Ethical Issues and Social Responsibility
  • Politics of Globalisation
  • Foreign Language Module

*Please see department website for up-to-date availability of modules for each academic year

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, 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 as soon as it becomes available.

Entry Requirements

A level AAB

IB 36


Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

4 years full-time, including year abroad/work placement (students who do not wish to have an intercalated year will be moved to the three-year course)

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 for books associated with this course.

This information is applicable for 2019 entry.

Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.

  • English Language and Linguistics
    Linguistics with Arabic
    Linguistics with Chinese
    Linguistics with French
    Linguistics with German
    Linguistics with Italian
    Linguistics with Japanese
    Linguistics with Portuguese
    Linguistics with Russian
    Linguistics with Spanish