With the steady increase in global business activity, knowledge of an East Asian language is an important skill that is in demand amongst many employers.
This degree combines allows you to combine your interest in linguistics with the study of Mandarin Chinese or Japanese.
At each Stage, you spend two thirds of your time studying linguistics, concentrating on the structure, history, and sociological aspects of the English language. You spend the remaining third studying your chosen language.
You spend a year abroad during Stage 3 in either China or Japan, developing your language confidence and experiencing life in another culture.
Linguistics at Newcastle ranks in the top ten UK universities in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014 and The Complete University Guide 2014.
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 studying at a University in China or Japan, where you follow a programme of intensive language study in your chosen language. See our list of partner institutions in each country below.
We will help you to organise visas and 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 extra-curricular 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:
I think the pace of the course is fast but fair, allowing you to be continually challenged but not too overstretched either. It has also allowed me to develop my knowledge of areas in linguistics which I had no previous knowledge of, as well basic skills in Japanese which is very fulfilling due to its perceived difficulty.