Linguistics course will enable you to delve into the science of language - an everyday phenomenon which impacts our lives on an individual and a global scale. Through this course, you will explore the sounds and structure of languages across the globe, studying topics such as: - how languages arise, change and die; - how children acquire their first language; - how we communicate as individuals and within groups; - what happens when speakers of different languages come into contact.
This programme is widely taught as full time, part-time at most levels.
Essential qualification not necessarily required.
WASSCE Entry requirements
Core: Credit passes (C6) in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies Electives: Credit passes (C6) in any three elective subjects.
American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in Ghana must have a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0 *Admissions will be to Level 100.
GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels
Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels. In addition, they must have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level. *Most universities in Ghana welcome applications from students who follow the IB Diploma Programme and meet the following college requirements. Admissions will be to Level 100.
Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects. Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the corresponding courses: In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).
Must be, at least, 25 years by (*certain date). Should have a minimum of GCE/SSSCE/WASSCE Certificate or an equivalent qualification. Must pass a University Entrance Exam or aptitude test in Math and English.
Masters (MPhil, MA, MSc) A good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in a relevant field of study at any recognised University.
Normally a Master’s degree with research in the relevant field will be required for admission to this programme. Where an applicant is judged to have any deficiency, this may be remedied by requiring the applicant to make up as appropriate either by course work or mini-project or both.
Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: quizzes/interim/mid-semester tests, and project works completed throughout the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between universities, subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Most degree projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation during your final year of study.
Linguistics graduates are well-equipped to undertake careers ranging from marketing and publishing to speech therapy. You will be able to work as;
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