The University of Sheffield
Linguistics and Philosophy BA (Hons)
The University of Sheffield

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 20 graduates of Linguistics and Philosophy BA (Hons) and other courses in Linguistics at The University of Sheffield for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Linguistics.

Overall student satisfaction
69 /100
20 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Philosophy

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Linguistics at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25500 £24500 £29500
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £29000 £19500 - £31000 £23000 - £40000


Salary of all UK Graduates of Philosophy

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24501 £23272 £28345
25-75 percentile range £20751 - £29314 £17770 - £29783 £21215 - £37449

Course Description

This degree explores our dependence on language from different perspectives. In linguistics, you'll learn about the nature and development of different languages. In philosophy, you'll develop your understanding of the philosophy of language, as well as other key philosophical areas such as ethics, metaphysics and logic. You'll also tackle real-world issues, examining topics like global justice, climate change and feminism through a philosophical lens.

As a dual honours student, you'll divide your studies between the School of English and the Department of Philosophy. Choice and flexibility are at the heart of our teaching, which means you can pursue and develop your own interests. At every level, there is a wide variety of modules to choose from. You will be taught by world-leading experts from both departments.

You'll be required to take a minimum number of credits within both departments each year, but how you choose to divide your modules after this is up to you: split your modules evenly between English and philosophy, or choose to weight your degree in favour of one subject or the other.

In your first year, you'll receive a solid foundation across both disciplines. Your core linguistics modules will teach you the analytical techniques and concepts you need to become a successful linguist (linguistic theory, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and research methodology), while your philosophy modules will introduce you to some of the central areas of philosophy (ethics, political philosophy, theory of knowledge, philosophy of mind, history of philosophy and ancient philosophy).

In your second and third year, you can build on this foundation however you choose - both departments offer an extensive range of optional modules, which means you can focus on the areas that interest and inspire you the most.

Research is central to the student experience here in Sheffield. All our teaching is informed by the latest findings, and all our students have the opportunity to carry out their own research project as part of their degree. Outside of your degree, there are many ways to develop your interests, insights and critical faculties. For example, our award-winning student-led volunteering project Philosophy in the City introduces school children to philosophical ideas they can apply to everyday life.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Linguistics and Philosophy BA (Hons) at The University of Sheffield

15% Conservation and environment professionals
15% Skilled trades occupations
10% Elementary occupations
10% Animal care and control services
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Conservation and environment professionals
5% Elementary occupations
5% Skilled trades occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Linguistics

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Linguistics and Philosophy, BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Linguistics and Philosophy BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
International £22680 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of The University of Sheffield in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of The University of Sheffield in related subject specific rankings.

Languages & Literature

    • #20 
    • #26 
    English
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #14 
    • #17 
    Linguistics
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #16 
    • #151 
    Linguistics
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 10 April, 2024]

See all 34 university rankings of The University of Sheffield

About The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is a government funded research university based in Sheffield, England. The university’s vision is to change the world for the better through the power and application of ideas and knowledge. This university does not have campuses, but instead approximately 430 buildings that are located quite close to each other in Sheffield’s metropolitan city centre.

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