Linguistics is unusual in equipping students with a wide range of skills:
- using evidence to build arguments
- skills in fieldwork and gathering data
- ability to see patterns in complicated situations
- confidence in learning new systems
- understanding of human behaviour and communication
- sensitivity to language and diverse communities
This means that Linguistics will provide you with a varied set of skills that can be applied to many different jobs and careers – from numeracy, logical thinking and data analysis to communication and presentation, working with diverse groups of people, and use of information technology.
Careers that relate directly to linguistics include:
- information technology
- translation and interpreting
- speech and language therapy
- research and policy development
Our students have also gone into fields like advertising, journalism, TV presenting, human resources, marketing, forensics, counselling and social work.