Clare College Cambridge

Studying Linguistics at Clare

 

The Linguistics Tripos: Part I and Part II

 

Linguistics is offered as a full three-year degree programme ('Tripos') by the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages, comprising a one-year Part I and a two-year Part II.

 

Linguistics as a Part II subject

 

Linguistics is also available as a Part II subject for students who decide they would like to study linguistics having completed Part I in another degree subject. A Part I in any degree subject is a possible precursor to a Part II in Linguistics; typical examples include Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Classics, English and Modern and Medieval Languages. It is possible to commence a Part II in Linguistics having completed Part Ia or Part IIb of the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos. Part II in Linguistics is available as a one-year or a two-year course. 

 

Linguistics within the Modern and Medieval Languages and Other Triposes 

 

 

There is also a wide range of opportunities to study linguistics within the Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos. Students in certain other Faculties can ‘borrow’ linguistics papers after the first year of their Tripos.

 

Studying Linguistics at Clare

 

Formal lectures, seminars and practical sessions are arranged by the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages. Supervisions for each paper (in pairs or small groups) are arranged, and in some cases given, by the Director of Studies in Linguistics at Clare.

The Linguistics Tripos offers students a range of choices in the topics and areas they can study. The College very much encourages students to develop and pursue their own academic interests within these choices. The final year of the Tripos (three-year course or two-year Part II course) offers the opportunity to write a dissertation, enabling students to study a particular area of interest in linguistics in greater depth and to gain research experience.