What will I learn?

**Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to engaging with the Turing programme, the newly announced UK government scheme to support students to study and work abroad. All study abroad opportunities are subject to application, international travel restrictions and availability. Find out more at mmu.ac.uk/exchange****Overview**If you're interested in the way in which we communicate and how it can influence people, studying linguistics will help you unravel how language is inextricably linked to who we are. Linguistics is a popular course taken on its own or in combination with English or a modern language. It is devoted to the scientific study of natural language and concerned with how languages evolve, are structured and what they have in common. It also studies how languages are acquired and used.Our programme enables you to develop a sound knowledge of both theoretical and applied perspectives. It places emphasis on English, with examples from other languages where appropriate. The core elements of the course teach you about sentence structure (syntax), meaning (semantics and pragmatics), forensic linguistics, and phonetics and phonology. You will also learn about language use and variation in different social contexts, the media, and intercultural settings. Communicating effectively, critical thinking and developing rigorous analytical skills are valuable assets in the job market and are transferable to various professions.In French, emphasis is placed on communicating effectively and developing transferable skills such as translating, interpreting, and interview techniques and the practical language classes embrace speaking, listening, reading and writing.If you take French as a major or equal subject you will have the opportunity to spend your third year abroad in France. If French is your minor subject, the course will be three years with no study abroad.This course has a foundation year available.**Features and Benefits**- Our Language Resource Centre is equipped with social learning spaces, PCs and voice recognition software for language training. It is also home to our multimedia and audio language learning laboratories/media booths for group-work with PCs or large flat screen TVs and multiple satellite channels broadcast in foreign languages with recording facilities.- If you take French as a major or equal subject you will have the opportunity to spend your third year in France, allowing you to develop your language skills and immerse yourself in the culture.- The majority of our 30+ academic, research and support staff are native speakers of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese. We also have multiple connections with language groups across Manchester to ensure you can converse in your chosen language.- You may also have the opportunity to start a new language (which may include Arabic, Chinese and Japanese).- We coach practical skills for work including communication skills, presentation skills, essay and report writing, summary skills, interview and questionnaire techniques, use of ICT and the internet.

Which department am I in?

Languages, Linguistics and TESOL

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available

Please check with institution

Start date

September 2022


Main Site

Academic Division,

Oxford Road All Saints,


M15 6BH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Excluding General Studies

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan is ranked in the world’s top 200 universities under 50 (THE Young University Rankings 2020).

  • One of the UK’s largest universities with 34,000+ students
  • GBP 400 million in ongoing investment
  • Industry links with global companies