Old Aberdeen Campus
Language and Linguistics at Aberdeen is the fascinating exploration of human language and how speech evolved to create a bridge between sound and meaning. You will study the ways in which children and adults learn languages, and how languages and dialects vary and change over time, as well as gaining the knowledge and skills to give you the choice of a wide variety of careers.
Year 1: English Structure and Use; English Past and Present.
Year 2: Language in Society; Varieties of English; Introduction to French Linguistics (optional).
Year 3: Choice of language and linguistic courses at level 3
adding up to at least 90 credits, including: First and Second Language Acquisition; Discourse Analysis; Language Variation and Change; Phonetics; Stylistics; Dissecting Sentences.
Year 4: Dissertation in Language & Linguistics; Additional level 4 courses in language and linguistics,
including: Language and the Professions; Sociophonetics; Adopt a Dialect; Grammatical Attitudes; Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition; Language Contact and Change in Language; Minimalism and Microvariation; Phonologies of Englishes.
2024 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AABB (by end of S5) plus English at National 5. Those with Highers at BBB by end of S5 are encouraged to apply.
Entry to year 2 may be possible with 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including relevant subjects at AB.
Widening access entry:
2 Highers at BB (by end of S5). Additional Highers/Advanced Highers in S6.
Please refer to list below
Arts and Social Sciences
Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture
|Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies and Language and Linguistics
English and Language and Linguistics
French and Language and Linguistics
French and Language and Linguistics (5 years)
Gaelic Studies and Language and Linguistics
German and Language and Linguistics (5 years)
International Relations and Language and Linguistics
Language and Linguistics and Philosophy
Language and Linguistics and Sociology
Spanish and Latin American Studies and Language and Linguistics
Language and Linguistics with Mandarin