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BALinguistics

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Linguistics is an increasingly important subject, impacting on areas in psychology, philosophy, education and artificial intelligence. It has real-world applications in such diverse fields as human rights, computer-assisted language learning, and the study of institutional language in settings like doctor-patient interactions, interviewer-interviewee dialogues, and courtroom exchanges.

Our course offers you a solid grounding in linguistics, while still allowing for a large amount of personal choice. You explore a wide range of core topics in linguistics, mastering key concepts in phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and also investigate specialist areas including:

- Multilingualism and language impairment
- Language, identity and gender
- Metaphor, irony and style
- Language and the mind
- 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 ranked among the top 150 departments on the planet according to the QS World [University] Rankings [2016] for linguistics.

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

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

Final year

Linguistic Description of English (optional)
Pragmatics: Discourse and Rhetoric (optional)
CA I – Conversation and Social Interaction (optional)
Project: Linguistics (optional)
Varieties 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

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