|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
We prefer an A level in English Language, or English Language and Literature, at grade A. We also consider other candidates who demonstrate an interest in and aptitude for the study of language. In this case, A levels in English Literature or a foreign language – or both- would be an advantage.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
We all use language every day, but how many of us stop to think about it? The study of language demands discipline, observation, exploration and imagination. Some aspects, like phonology and grammar, ask for particular attention to detail, accuracy and logical argument. Other topics, such as child language development and language variation, demand an ability to collect, analyse and evaluate your own data. They are all valuable skills that will make you a much-sought-after graduate in the world of work. The wide range of posts our graduates have secured includes roles in journalism, law, publishing and teaching at every level.
On the English Language programme at Birmingham, you will have a chance to specialise in linguistics and join the ever-growing number of students who want to study this fascinating subject. The course draws on the University’s particular strength in corpus linguistics, grammar, stylistics, discourse analysis and applied linguistics, and you will be challenged to sharpen your own ideas about your own use of spoken and written language.
On this degree programme you will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of the English language. You will engage with its structure and character, including phonology, lexis, grammar, and discourse; the ways in which English varies according to time, place and context; processes of learning language; theories about language; and methodologies and practices of linguistic research. You will also have the chance to use new resources such as computer-held databases of linguistic data, and we expect you to be open-minded about both language and technological advances in the study of language.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.