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Linguistics and Philosophy

This degree explores our dependence on language from different perspectives. In Linguistics you will learn about the nature and development of different languages. In Philosophy you will discover that reflection on language is a key part of any inquiry into philosophical questions.

On this course you can either take an equal number of modules from each subject or you can decide to study more modules in Linguistics or in Philosophy.

Compulsory modules in Linguistics provide you with analytical tools and concepts that are essential for anyone studying language. Optional modules give you the chance to specialise in areas of the subject that catch your imagination, including language acquisition, historical linguistics, and the study of language in its social and cultural contexts.

The Philosophy department offers an exciting range of modules taught by researchers who are experts in their field. You can develop your understanding of the key areas of philosophy, such as logic, philosophy of language, ethics, philosophy of mind, theory of knowledge, and metaphysics. We also offer modules on major figures in the history of philosophy, including Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel.

The Philosophy side of the degree is highly flexible, with no required modules. Dual students have the choice of exactly the same modules as single Philosophy students. Philosophy modules

For more on Philosophy at Sheffield, click here. For further information on linguistics, click here.  For more on the technical details of this course, including entry requirements, see the University online 2018 prospectus.

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