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Language and Linguistics

University of Aberdeen

Venues

Old Aberdeen Campus

Content

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.

Entry Requirements

2024 entry requirements:

Standard entry:
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 a relevant subject at A.

Widening access entry:
2 Highers at BB (by end of S5). Additional Highers/Advanced Highers in S6.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

MA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

Q190

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

Arts and Social Sciences

Department

Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.abdn.ac.uk