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BAEnglish Language and Literature

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

An understanding of our language enhances our self-awareness, inspiring us to address fundamental questions about our communication as human beings; and this is epitomised in literature.

Our course provides a sound foundation in linguistic and sociolinguistic aspects of the structure and use of modern English, and offers you the chance to study a range of literary genres and approaches to literary criticism. This is a very flexible degree, with the opportunity for you to explore a wide range of topics including:

- Language disorders
- The relationship between language and society
- Literatures of the United States and the Caribbean
- English (and European) literature of the 15th-17th centuries
- Writing science fiction

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 2016).

Meanwhile, our Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies is ranked Top 20 in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2015).

Programme structure

Year 1

Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics
Sounds
Skills for Linguists
Language Variation and Change
Words and Sentences
Literature: Origins and Transformations
Introduction to United States Literature (optional)
Close Reading Skills (optional)

Year 2

Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics
Phonology
Semantics and Pragmatics
Analysing the structure of English
Research methods for language and linguistics
Early Modern Literature
Versions of Modernity

Final year

Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics
Post-War(s) United States Fiction (optional)
Film and Propaganda (optional)
Varieties of English (optional)
Project: Linguistics (optional)
Sentence Processing (optional)

Career opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to have careers in a wide variety of fields, including teaching (in the UK and abroad), journalism, branding, advertising, marketing, travel, communications, publishing, speech and occupational therapy, interpreting, translating and media.

For example, one of our department’s recent graduates is now a Learning Support Assistant at a High School in Suffolk, whilst another is a Speech and Language Therapist with the NHS, and another teaches English in South Korea.

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