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Undergraduate Study


Linguistics is the systematic study of human language. On the course, you will use methods and knowledge from many disciplines. These include philosophy, physics, engineering and psychology.

Your studies will be varied – one day you might be poring over a medieval text for evidence of how the grammar of a language has changed, and the next, learning about how the larynx creates sound energy for speech, or how we can record brain responses in a categorisation task.


Key information

Minimum offer level 
A level: A*AA
IB: 41-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level
UCAS code 
Course length 
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time
Start date 
October 2025
Study at 

All Colleges except St Catharine’s

Applicant numbers 
2023 cycle:
Applications per place: 5
Accepted: 26
Contact email
Contact telephone 
01223 335000