BA in Linguistics

Why study Linguistics?

Linguistics programmes are particularly suited to the development of a range of key skills such as critical thinking, evaluation of evidence, analytical skills, pattern recognition, research ability, time management skills, expression (oral and written) and critical thinking.

What will I study?

The modules in Linguistics at UCD provide insights into several areas of linguistics such as syntax and morphology, phonetics and phonology, semantics and pragmatics, sociolinguistics and language change. They explore the main building blocks of language and how it is that language works and interacts with other cognitive and social functions. They provide students with a sound knowledge in the main theoretical approaches in Linguistics, data collection and data analysis tools and methods in Linguistics.

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In Stage 1 we offer the following modules:

Linguistics majors have to select two out of the following modules.
All modules can also be taken as general requirements by students who do not intend to major in Linguistics.

Core modules

Option modules

Linguistics is available as part of a BA Joint Honours degree (DN500), with major/minor opportunities and may also be taken part time (DN501).

There are no core modules in Stage 3, students will choose 5 of the below modules:

Linguistics is available as part of a BA Joint Honours degree (DN500), with major/minor opportunities and may also be taken part time (DN501).

Course Information:

CAO Code: DN500
Average CAO Points 2010: 415
Minimum CAO Points 2010: 365
Average A-Level Grades 2010: ABCb
Minimum A-Level Grades 2010: CCCa
Further details for A-Level applicants
Information on Building your Bachelor of Arts degree

Entry Requirements:

Irish*
English
A third language
Three other recognised subjects
Leaving Certificate: Passes in six subjects including those shown above, of which two must be minimum HC3.

*A-Level and other candidates from outside the Republic of Ireland are usually exempt from the Irish Language requirement.

For further information contact:

School Office: slcl@ucd.ie, Tel. + 353 (0)1 716 8302

Head of Linguistics: Bettina Migge, bettinamigge@ucd.ie, Tel. + 353 (0)1 716 8477