Accessibility statement


Through a degree in Language and Linguistic Science students have the opportunity to develop the following employability skills:

  • Organisational skills and planning
  • Problem solving
  • Project management
  • Presentation skills
  • Self-reflection
  • Research skills
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Resilience
  • Application of numeracy and IT

Employability skills specific to Linguistics:

  • Data analysis
  • Coding
  • Data visualisation

Employability skills specific to Languages:

  • Social, cultural and global awareness
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Commercial and world of work awareness

York’s Strengths and York Award Programme

All students at the University of York have the opportunity to take part in the York Strengths programme, which is introduced during the first year of study. Through the programme students learn to understand their own strengths and attributes and to identify and develop employability skills, making them more attractive to employers.

The York Award programme provides a helpful framework through which students can reflect on their personal and professional development. Following on from the York Strengths programme, students taking part in the York Award programme can get recognition for their contribution to college life, societies, volunteering, employer events, work placements and internships.