Linguistics

Almost everything people do involves language at some point, whether it be buying a coffee, chairing a board meeting or making a friend. It is essential to human society and endeavours.

People often think that Linguistics involves learning languages. In fact, it is about understanding the workings of language. Why is it that we have different languages? Why do they change over time? What is the best way to learn or teach a language? How does the language of literature differ from other kinds of language?

A Linguistics degree connects the study of language to real-world problems and their solutions. It can therefore prepare you for a variety of careers.

Boston University

USA

Highly Selective

University of Edinburgh

Scotland - UK

Selective

Hampshire College

USA

Somewhat Selective

University of Leeds

UK

Selective

Michigan State University

USA

Somewhat Selective

Northeastern University

USA

Highly Selective

Queen Mary, University of London

UK, Malta

Highly Selective

SOAS University of London

UK

Selective

Trinity College Dublin

Ireland

Highly Selective

University College Utrecht

Netherlands

Selective

University of Wisconsin-Madison

USA

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Bryn Mawr College

USA

Selective

Georgia Institute of Technology

USA

Highly Selective

King's College London

UK

Selective

Leiden University

Netherlands

Somewhat Selective

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

USA

Selective

University of Pécs

Hungary

Somewhat Selective

University of Richmond

USA

Highly Selective if needing financial aid, Selective if not

Study Options

Australia, New Zealand

Open Admission, Less Selective, Somewhat Selective, Selective, Highly Selective

University College London

UK

Highly Selective

Wake Forest University

USA

Highly Selective

University of York

UK

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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy)

Italy

Somewhat Selective

University of Glasgow

UK

Highly Selective, Less Selective

University of Lancaster

UK, Germany, Ghana

Selective

University of Manchester

UK

Highly Selective

New York University

USA, UAE, China

Highly Selective

University of Pittsburgh

USA

Selective

Rutgers University

USA

Selective

University of Toronto

Canada

Highly Selective, Selective

University of Southern California (USC)

USA

Highly Selective

University of Warwick

UK

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