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BAEnglish Language and Linguistics

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Programme structure

In the first year of the course, you will learn essential analytical tools and concepts. You will take compulsory modules dealing with the structure and sounds of English. You will also take a module introducing you to linguistic study. These modules will allow you to learn about how language actually works and how linguists study it.

You’ll then apply the things you’ve learned in these modules to the history of English and language variation, which will teach you about how language varies in space and time.

In the second year, you can start to specialise in areas that capture your imagination. You will have the freedom to design the course that suits you, building on the topics from the first year that most interest you. You will have the chance to study modules in formal linguistics such as phonetics and syntax, modules that deal with the history of language and linguistic thought, and modules that deal with language and society, as well as modules that explore how language is acquired and taught.

Your third year will allow you to further specialise your interests in topics that inspire you. You will have the opportunity to continue your interest in formal linguistics by developing your thinking about language and the mind. You can build on your passion for the history of English by learning about the latest thinking on the development of the language. Your interests in language and society can be developed as you take modules exploring the relationship between language and gender, discourse, and place.

Throughout your final year you will have the opportunity to work on your own research project, which will inform your final dissertation.

Career opportunities

Teaching is a popular option for those who want to make direct use of their subject knowledge. Others apply the transferable skills they have acquired in many different sectors. Their job titles include Radio Presenter, Charity Administrator, Retail Management Trainee, Copywriter, Language Assistant, Marketing Officer, TV Researcher, Parliamentary Researcher, Press Assistant, Learning Disabilities Key Worker, Informatics Assistant, Recruitment Consultant, Assistant Brand Manager, Audit Associate, HR Assistant, Assistant Export Administrator, Public Relations Account Executive, and Pastoral Support Worker.

Some graduates stay on for postgraduate study. Approximately half of students taking a masters course choose to study aspects of English in greater depth. Other choices for further study include journalism, law conversion courses, human resources and other types of management.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States