- Typical intake per year: 2
- Typical offer: A*AA for A Level or 40-42 points with 776 at Higher Level for IB
- Required subjects: None
- Useful preparation: English Language, Mathematics, Languages
- Admissions assessment: Yes, required at Queens' - a Cambridge College Registered Assessment
- Submitted work: No, not required at Queens'
Linguistics is the systematic study of human language. The broad, interdisciplinary Cambridge course offers options covering a wide range of linguistic subfields, and draws on methods and knowledge from other disciplines including philosophy, physics, engineering and psychology.
Information about the course structure, departmental teaching arrangements, offered topics and options can be found on the University of Cambridge website: Linguistics Course Outline
Linguistics at Queens’
Queens' is a fantastic environment to study Linguistics in. With a dedicated, in-College Director of Studies, you get a more finely tailored program and a real chance to explore what you're interested in.
The Linguistics community at Queens' includes undergraduate and postgraduate students, a dedicated in-house Director of Studies, plus a number of Modern and Medieval Languages students taking Linguistics papers.
Queens’ is unusual in offering in-house, one-to-one supervisions alongside Faculty-organised supervisions, as well as training sessions on logic, individual languages, language contact etc. When students arrive at Queens’ they receive tailored sessions on how to write Linguistics essays and a yearly plan. With the aid of the Director of Studies they will also devise a more aspirational, long-term study plan for the entire duration of their studies.
Reading groups on different themes such as ‘Historical Linguistics Seminar’, ‘(Ibero) Romance Linguistics Seminar’, ‘Greek Dialectal and Diachronic Reading Group’, and ‘Lexicon-Syntax Interface Seminar’, are organised exclusively for Queens’ students. We also organise international conferences and workshops at the College, in which students have the opportunity to participate.
At Queens’ you will become part of a growing yet close-knit Linguistics community, headed by an approachable and passionate in-College Director of Studies, with our own internal Linguistics seminars and events. In addition, it’s only a 5-minute walk to the Sidgwick site, where the vast majority of teaching takes place.