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BAEnglish Language and Linguistics

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Language is central to all human activity from weighty negotiations between nation states to spontaneous conversations in cafés. Through your study of language, you come to understand the nature of a human social life.

Foundational modules in the first and second year will teach you how to analyse linguistic sound systems, word structure, sentence structure, meaning and language use, and apply your knowledge to the analysis of English. You will then be able to make informed choices about areas of English or Linguistics you want to study in greater depth through study options, such as:

- Sociolinguistics
- Phonetics
- Language, Mind and Communication
- Conversation and Social Interaction
- Child Language Acquisition and Language Disorders
- American Languages

We are one of the largest and most prestigious language and linguistics departments in the world, a place where talented students become part of an academic community in which the majority of research is rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, placing us firmly within the top 10 departments in the UK and among the top 150 departments on the planet (QS World University Rankings).

If you want a global outlook, are interested in human communication, and want to study for a degree with real-world practical value in a world-class department, welcome to Essex.

Programme structure

Year 1

Sounds
Skills for Linguists
Language Variation and Change
Words and Sentences
Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics
Psycholinguistics I – Language Development (optional)
Psycholinguistics II – Language Processing (optional)
Foundations of Teaching English as a Foreign Language I (optional)
Foundations of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (II) (optional)

Year 2

Phonology
Semantics and Pragmatics
Analysing the structure of English
Research methods for language and linguistics
Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics
Second language learning (optional)
Phonetics (optional)
Sociolinguistics (optional)
Language Development throughout the Lifespan (optional)

Final year

Phonological Development (optional)
Second Language Vocabulary: Learning, Teaching and Use (optional)
Topics in the Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching (optional)
Project: Linguistics (optional)
Grammatical Change in the History of English (optional)
Linguistic Description of English (optional)
Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics

Career opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to have careers in a wide variety of fields, including teaching, journalism,, advertising, marketing, travel, communications, publishing, speech and language therapy, and business administration.

For example, some of our department’s recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

The British Council
English in Action
Cambridge University Press
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Royal Bank of Scotland
Norfolk Constabulary

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States