This degree combines the study of linguistics with German, to explore how language works and what it does.
At each Stage, you spend two thirds of your time studying linguistics, concentrating on the structure, history, and sociological aspects of the English language.
For the remaining third, you have language classes in German.
You can study German at beginners’, intermediate (post-GCSE or equivalent) or advanced level (post-A level or equivalent).
There is also an option to study beginners' Dutch.
You spend a year abroad during Stage 3, working or studying in a German-speaking country, developing your language confidence and experiencing another culture.
Linguistics at Newcastle ranks in the top 5 UK universities in The Complete University Guide 2015.
We also rank in the top 150 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014.
You spend your third year in a German-speaking country. You may spend the year:
We will help you to organise accommodation and will keep in regular contact with you during your time abroad.
Studying at Newcastle means much more than your time spent in the classroom or the library. The School organises regular field trips to cultural venues in the region such as:
We are home to the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts (NCLA). This brings internationally renowned writers to Newcastle, through a year-long festival of readings, discussion and debate.
The cross-faculty Centre for Research in Linguistics and Language Sciences also organises a rich programme of extracurricular events.
As a student at Newcastle, you will be part of our School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, which has a long and prestigious history.
Visit the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics' website, where you can: