What will I learn?

Course overview

This four-year Linguistics with Spanish degree concentrates on developing your understanding of how we communicate, and the growth of language in the brain. You'll explore linguistics in the context of English and Spanish. You'll focus on the structure, history and social aspects of the English language and language in general, building a foundation of skills and knowledge to pursue many career paths.

Building your fluency in Spanish alongside your study of linguistics will give you a unique perspective on the language. You will study Spanish from intermediate or advanced level depending on your previous experience.

In your third year, you'll immerse yourself in Spanish culture as you spend the year in a Spanish speaking country, further improving your language skills and confidence, and gaining a first-hand appreciation for the language in context.

Our cutting-edge programme – shaped by the research specialisms of our world-leading staff – ensures your studies explore the latest ideas and most exciting areas of linguistics, such as:

  • computational linguistics
  • language variation
  • psycholinguistics
  • theoretical linguistics

Teaching methods

You can normally expect to spend around 10 hours per week attending lectures, seminars, workshops and film screenings, plus weekly study groups.

You also spend around 25 hours per week on class preparation, reading, writing, and other kinds of independent research recommended by your tutor.

Your future

English Language and Linguistics students acquire a range of valuable skills which equip them to pursue diverse career paths.

Your training can be used in:

  • teaching English as a foreign language
  • publishing
  • journalism
  • advertising, branding and marketing
  • information services and data science

You will gain skills such as critical reasoning and problem solving, project and data management, oral and written communication, collaboration and independent research.

Our degrees provide excellent preparation for a wide number of professions. With further training, our graduates have also become:

  • lexicographers
  • translators and interpreters
  • speech and language therapists
  • social researchers
  • legal sector workers (including forensic linguists)

Which department am I in?

School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£20,400.00 (US$ 27,896) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

Main Site (Newcastle)

King's Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed an Associates Degree with a GPA of 2.8+.

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

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