Intended Learning Outcomes
programme specifications and outcomes for the Linguistics degree and Psychology
degree apply to the joint degree in Linguistics and Psychology.
Linguistics elements of the combined degree contain extensive training in the
empirical, analytical and critical techniques used for the study of all aspects
of human language. The Psychology element of the degree inculcates a high level
of argument, quantitative skills and rigorous analytical abilities within that
subjects traditional frame of reference.
Knowledge and Understanding:
the end of the course students should be able to demonstrate:
understanding of the central concepts in linguistic theory and analysis
and their application to the description of the structures of the worlds
understanding of the major achievements of at least one area of applied
good grasp of quantitative or qualitative research methods appropriate for
carrying out investigations in at least one area of language study
ability to link theoretical and methodological issues with substantive
areas of linguistic inquiry
ability to summarise and compare conceptually based theoretical arguments
about the status of empirical evidence and be able to demonstrate an
understanding of different methodologies
ability to assimilate information from taught material with independent reading
and produce written work that demonstrates a grasp of the main learning
outcomes of particular courses
ability to communicate well ideas to others, make presentations based on
prepared material and participate effectively in small group discussions
use of library and IT resources in the preparation of written work
computer literacy, and where appropriate, specific computer skills relating to
a sub-discipline such as phonetics or corpus linguistics
the ability to work independently and carry out independent research under
supervision and guidance
Knowledge and Understanding of:
- concepts and research methods in Cognitive
- the theory, methods and key empirical findings
of Physiological Psychology.
- an advanced understanding of some of the key
topics in Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology.
- theory and research in a number of core areas of
- current theoretical issues and research findings
in Developmental Psychology.
- an awareness of key Conceptual issues in
psychology and the history of psychology.
- basic techniques of psychological research methodology
and the statistical analysis of data collected in psychological research.
Intellectual Skills able to:
- obtain, synthesise and critically evaluate
- interpret and evaluate psychological reports.
- analyse and interpret psychological data using a
range of techniques.
- plan, conduct, analyse and report a substantial
- apply psychological principles and methodologies
to seek the solution of problems.
Practical skills able to:
- use appropriate statistical packages to analyse
data collected in psychological investigations.
- report investigations in conventional
- use appropriate computer packages and other
equipment for the control of psychological investigations.
- retrieve information from bibliographic sources.
Transferable skills able to:
use information technology to present reports.
use information technology to find relevant information.
demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
design and prepare projects
work independently or as part of a team developing skills of group
assess the relevance and importance of the ideas of others.
manage time effectively and work to deadlines.