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BAEnglish Language and Sociology

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Overview

This is a three-year dual degree. The combination of subjects gives you a unique insight into the development of language and its place in society.

In Linguistics, the core modules provide you with the analytical tools and concepts essential for anyone studying human language. Optional modules give you the chance to specialise in areas of the subject that catch your imagination, including language acquisition, historical linguistics, or the study of language in its social and cultural contexts.

In Sociology you’ll learn about institutions and social structures and their impact on our daily lives. You’ll explore concepts of community, identity and welfare and examine issues including discrimination, globalisation, religion and belief, migration, deviance, feminism and modernity.

Programme structure

First year

Core modules:

Classical Sociological Theory
Exploring Classical Social Thought Seminars
Introduction to Social Research
The Sociological Imagination Seminar
The Sociology of Everyday Life
The Sounds of English
The Structure of English
Arts and Humanities Faculty Challenge – ThinkCreate

Optional modules:

History of English
Introduction to Research Methods in Linguistics
Varieties of English
Gender, Sexuality and Society
Globalisation and World Cultures
Understanding Crime
Understanding Inequality
Welfare Politics and the State

Second year

Core modules:

Sociological Theory and Analysis

Optional modules:

Corpus Linguistics
First Language Acquisition
Introduction to Middle English
Introduction to Modern Irish
Introduction to Old English
Issues in Language Change
Language Politics and Language Policy
Media Studies
Phonetics
Phonology
Power over Life and Death
Race, Immigration & Multiculturalism
Social Policy and Criminology
Social Policy in Global Context
Social Work in the 21st Century
Sociolinguistics
Sociology of the Family
Syntax
The History of Persuasion
The Internet and Society
The Sociology of Crime and Deviance
Varieties of Welfare
Writing the Real

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