Structure and patterns in language and numbers
AAB including A in Mathematics (full entry requirements)
3 years full-time
Linguistics is the science of language, so it sits hand-in-hand with mathematics. Both subjects investigate patterns and structure, approaching study in a rigorous and systematic manner.
The maths and linguistics degree is unique in the UK, and our graduates develop a unique way of viewing the world — through a lens that breaks down complexities within our societies and science alike.
Six months after graduation around 90 per cent of University of York Maths graduates are employed or in further study.
What you’ll study
Our mathematics and linguistics degree lecturers are not only engaged in their teaching, but also active in international and interdisciplinary research. Details of all modules can be found on the appropriate department pages.
Since linguistics can be new to you, your first year will establish a base for you to work on for the remainder of the degree.
In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module. This covers some of the essential skills and knowledge which will help you to study independently and produce work of a high academic standard which is vital for success at York.
This module will:
You'll tailor your final year with optional modules from both departments. This can include the Maths Final-Year Project if you choose.
How you’ll be taught and assessed
Linguistics modules present core content in the classroom, followed by individual or small-group reflection. Modes of teaching vary with degree progression, from large lectures to small, interactive classrooms.
Lectures and seminars are the main mode of teaching for maths modules. We support these with small group tutorials in the first year, and regular assessments throughout the degree.
Linguistics modules are mostly assessed through examination and coursework. This can range from short exercises to long-form essays to group projects.
Most of your maths assessments will be through examinations. Your third year can include an optional final project of your choice.
Where you’ll go from here
Because your mathematics and linguistics degree pulls from various fields, you'll have a broad range of professions from which to choose.
How to get here
All applications must be made through UCAS. Accepted applicants will be invited to visit between November and April, to meet our current students and staff.
AAB in three A levels, with an A in Mathematics.
We accept all A level subjects for admissions purposes, with the exceptions of General Studies and Modern Foreign Langauages taken by native speakers of the language.
35 points overall, including HL6 in Mathematics.
AAAAB, including A in Mathematics.
AAAABB, including A1 in Mathematics.
80 per cent average overall, including 85 per cent in Mathematics.
Pass with D3, D3, M2 in three Principal Subjects, including Mathematics.
Our English language requirements for international applicants can be found on our Entry Requirements page.
Contact our admissions tutor if you have any questions