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Linguistics with Japanese (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

 

What will I learn?

This course enables you to pursue your interest in language acquisition, sociolinguistics and intercultural communication, while developing your language skills and cultural understanding. You will spend 75% of your time on Linguistics and 25% of your time studying your modern language.

Within the Centre for Applied Linguistics, you’ll learn how language is structured (syntax), how we use it to construct meaning (semantics), how context contributes to meaning (pragmatics) and the part that sounds and sound patterns play (phonetics and phonology). You’ll also have the chance to explore examples from different cultural, historical and linguistic contexts and to develop practical analytical skills. Modules taken in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures will develop your language skills and allow you to learn more about the culture, history and society of your chosen country/language.

In your first year, a core module on Language in Society gives you an insight into the relationship between language, culture and identity. You’ll also study issues related to language and media, politics and education.

Second-year modules will further develop your skills and knowledge of language, and the tools which enable you to collect data about language use. You’ll also explore topics including the social contexts of language, how we acquire language, cultural differences, and intercultural communication in international professional contexts. In your final year you can pursue a research project and you’ll have the opportunity to choose some module options that match your own academic interests.

How will I learn?

You will typically study four to six modules per year and you will have at least 3 hours’ contact time per week for each module. This will take the form of lectures, seminars of about 15 students in which you will discuss the lecture topic with the module tutor, and both written and spoken language classes. You will spend independent study time preparing for classes, reading primary texts, writing essays and working on a foreign language of your choice. Additional online materials are available and there will be various events and activities to further enhance your learning. Your own personal tutor will provide additional learning and pastoral support throughout your degree.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take the form of both coursework and examination. Coursework will include essays, reports, data analysis, oral presentations, mini-projects and a final-year dissertation based on your own research.

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

If you wish to spend a year abroad (which we thoroughly recommend), this will take place in your third year, meaning that you will complete your degree in four years instead of three. All students have the opportunity to apply for an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities.

The Study Abroad Team based in the Office for Global Engagement offers support for these activities, and the Department’s dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance. If you prefer to organise a work placement for yourself, we will support you in this as much as we can.

Entry requirements

A level AAB

An A level (or equivalent) in your chosen language is not a requirement, however some evidence of language learning ability (e.g. a language at GCSE) is desirable.

International Baccalaureate 36 points

These normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

Access/BTEC Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with Distinction grades in Level 3 units. Candidates must meet essential subject requirements.

Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP): All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and
conditions visit Warwick IFP for more information.

We welcome applicants with non-standard qualifications or relevant experience, and applicants with other recognised qualifications.

Further information

Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.

Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted
and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.

Open Days All applicants who have been made an offer will be invoted to the Centre's Open Day in February or March. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

What modules could I study?

In your first year, a core module on Language in Society gives you an insight into the relationship between language, culture and identity. You’ll also study issues related to language and media, politics and education.

Second-year modules will further develop your skills and knowledge of language, and the tools which enable you to collect data about language use. You’ll also explore topics including the social contexts of language, how we acquire language, cultural differences, and intercultural communication in international professional contexts. In your final year you can pursue a research project and you’ll have the opportunity to choose some module options that match your own academic interests.

Find out more by visiting the department website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

What careers can a Warwick degree in Linguistics with Japanese lead to?

Applied Linguistics is relevant to a range of exciting careers including international business, management and consulting, public relations and human resources, diplomatic service, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and aid agencies, education – teaching and research, healthcare and medical companies, manufacturing industries, editing and publishing, public sector organisations and university international offices.

Studying linguistics in combination with languages can open relevant career opportunities including translation, interpreting, journalism, language teaching, public relations, policy and political advisor, publishing and editing, and consular services and roles.

* Our Language Culture and Communication degree was launched in 2014; our Linguistics with modern languages courses were launched in 2016; and our English Language and Linguistics course was launched in 2017, so we do not have current data on graduate destinations. These will be published on our website as soon as it becomes available.

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    GERMAN STUDIES AND LINGUISTICS (R2Q1)

    ITALIAN STUDIES AND LINGUISTICS (R3Q1)

    MODERN LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS (R9Q1)

    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS (Q311)

    LINGUISTICS WITH ARABIC (Q2T6)

    LINGUISTICS WITH CHINESE (Q2T1)

    LINGUISTICS WITH FRENCH (Q2R1)

    LINGUISTICS WITH GERMAN (Q2R2)

    LINGUISTICS WITH ITALIAN (Q2R3)

    LINGUISTICS WITH SPANISH (Q2R4)

    LINGUISTICS WITH PORTUGUESE (Q2R5)

    LINGUISTICS WITH RUSSIAN (Q2R7)

    HISPANIC STUDIES (R400)

    HISPANIC STUDIES AND ECONOMICS R4L1

    HISPANIC STUDIES AND FRENCH RR41 BA/HSFr

    HISPANIC STUDIES WITH FRENCH RR4B BA/HSwFr

    HISPANIC STUDIES AND GERMAN RR42 BA/HSGr

    HISPANIC STUDIES WITH GERMAN RR4F BA/HSwGr

    HISPANIC STUDIES AND ITALIAN RR43 BA/HSIt

    HISPANIC STUDIES WITH ITALIAN RR4H BA/HSwIt

    HISPANIC STUDIES WITH PORTUGESE R4R5

    HISPANIC STUDIES WITH RUSSIAN R4R7

    HISPANIC STUDIES WITH CHINESE R3T1

    HISPANIC STUDIES WITH JAPANESE R4T2

    HISPANIC STUDIES WITH ARABIC R4T6

    FRENCH STUDIES WITH SPANISH R1R4 BA/FrwSp

    ITALIAN WITH SPANISH R3R4 BA/ItwSp

    GERMAN WITH SPANISH R2R4 BA/GewSp

    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS WITH SPANISH N1R4 BSc

    POLITICS, INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND HISPANIC STUDIES (M166)

    Essential information

    Entry Requirements
    A level:
    AAB

    An A level (or equivalent) in your chosen language is not a requirement, however some evidence of language learning ability (e.g. a language at GCSE) is desirable.

    IB: 36 points

    UCAS Code
    Q2T2

    Award
    Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

    Duration
    4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)

    Department website
    Centre for Applied Linguistics

    School of Modern Languages

    Student blogs

    Bethany Goodman - Applied Linguistics

    Isabel Quah - Applied Linguistics

    Elena Sandu - Applied Linguistics

    Location of study
    University of Warwick, Coventry

    Tuition fees
    Find out more about fees and funding

    Other course costs
    There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. For further information on the typical additional costs please visit the Additional Costs page.

    Enquiries
    For all enquiries on our Applied Linguistics degrees, please contact appling at warwick dot ac dot uk

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    How to apply

    This information is applicable for 2018 entry.