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BA(Hons) Linguistics and Multilingual Studies

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

17100 SGD
8050 SGD

Application fee

International 30 SGD
National 10 SGD
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
SAT (avg)600

About this course

A major programme in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies gives graduates insight into one of the most intriguing aspects of human knowledge and behaviour, and at the same time introduces them to related disciplines. As language is an integral part of all human activities, the study of linguistics provides a conducive platform for interdisciplinary discourse and research.

The interdisciplinary nature of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies ensures that students obtain a solid general education through being exposed to a variety of disciplines such as Sociology, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Hearing and Speech sciences, Law, Literature, Philosophy, and Psychology. The Linguistics and Multilingual Studies programme in NTU complements courses in related areas and encourages students to think beyond their specific fields. 

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants with qualifications as deemed fit by the university (based on their online application) may be required to sit for an NTU Entrance Examination before a final decision on admission can be made. 

Prerequisites for this course are:  A good grade in General Paper/English at Senior High School Level / IB Standard Level 

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Course Modules

The Major Requirements for Linguistics and Multilingual Studies Major consists of 3 components:

  • Linguistics and Multilingual Studies Core Courses (21 AUs)
  • Linguistics and Multilingual Studies Prescribed Electives (40 AUs)
  • Graduation Project (FYP) (8 AUs)

The 7 core courses (21 AUs) equip students with a firm foundation in Linguistics. Each course (unless otherwise stated) is equivalent to 3 AUs.

  • HG1001 Mind and Meaning
  • HG2001 Morphology and Syntax
  • HG2002 Semantics and Pragmatics
  • HG2003 Phonetics and Phonology
  • HG2010 Bilingualism and Multilingualism
  • HG2020 Language in Society
  • HG2034 Structure of Modern English
  • Final Year Project: HG4099 Graduation Project/Essay (8 AUs)

Linguistics and Multilingual Studies Electives


Students must choose 11 electives (with a minimum of 40 AUs) from the wide range of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies Prescribed Electives. At least 4 of the 11 electives must be from level-4000 courses, and at least 3 electives must be from level-3000 courses. These courses are offered in five concentrations:

  • Language, Mind and Multilingualism
  • Multilingual Societies and Multiculturalism
  • Language Structure
  • Language and Technology
  • Special Topics

GER Requirements (57 AUs)

GER Core: (12 AUs)

  • Communication Skills
    • HW0103 Introduction to Critical Writing (Compulsory)
    • HW0204 Research Writing in the Social Sciences (Compulsory)
  • Absolute Basic for Careers
  • Career Power Up!
  • Singapore Studies
  • Sustainability
  • Ethnics & Academic Integrity
  • Enterprise & Innovation

GER Prescribed Electives: (15 AUs)

Students choose 5 courses from 3 categories of studies with at least 1 course in each category:

  • Liberal Arts (LA)
  • Science, Technology and Society (STS)
  • Business and Management (BM)

Free Electives: (30 AUs)

Students may fulfill the remaining AUs from any school. This choice may include the second Major, one or two Minor(s), more Economics electives or Professional Attachment.

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How to Apply

Application to undergraduate programmes is done online at home or anywhere else the student prefers. There is no hard-copy application form. The student receives a confirmation email with their application number after they have successfully submitted the application form.

The student must click on the appropriate link showing your qualification to submit an application. Only one electronic application form corresponds to your high school qualification can be submitted.

The applicant is required to submit the required supporting documents by the deadline to complete your application:

  • Passport particulars page. 
  • High school results slip/certificate/Diploma
  • Secondary school results slip or certificate
  • University academic transcripts (for current or former university student only)
  • TOEFL, SAT, IELTS or PTE Academic or ACT with Writing (if applicable)
  • International Olympiad Award Certificate (if applicable)

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