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Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Linguistics.


Overview ๐Ÿ”— This is the Linguistics selection of the University undergraduate prospectus. The most important information about the course is here, including entry requirements, course structure, and prerequisites.

Faculty website ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ This is the official Faculty webpage for prospective undergraduates, which links to various resources.

Unofficial Prospectus ๐Ÿ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Cambridge University Student Union; itโ€™s written based on studentsโ€™ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a Linguistics student is like, compared to official materials.

More things to explore

Studying Linguistics at Trinity College ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ A great interview with Dr Napoleon Kapsos from the Department of Linguistics at Cambridge.

CambTweet Linguistics ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Follow the daily life of a Cambridge Linguistics student through this Twitter account.

Application Resources

Reading Lists ๐Ÿ”— These are the reading lists for the papers that first-years take. Donโ€™t be intimidated by how long they are; theyโ€™re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

FAQ ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Some useful information about the course for prospective applicants.

Admissions test specimen ๐Ÿ”—

InsideUni Linguistics interview experiences ๐Ÿ”— ๐ŸŒŸ Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. Weโ€™re biased, but we think theyโ€™re useful!