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BAEnglish Language and Linguistics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Our BA English Language and Linguistics (including foundation year) is open to Home, EU and international students. It will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your academic skills.

This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During your Year Zero, you study four academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory academic skills module.

You are an Essex student from day one, a member of our global community based at the most internationally diverse campus university in the UK.

After successful completion of Year Zero in our International Academy, you progress to complete your course with the Department of Language and Linguistics. 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).

Programme structure

Year 0

An Introduction to the History of the United Kingdom During the Twentieth Century
Major Writers in English Literature
Political and Social Theory From Plato to the Present Day
Western Philosophy: Fundamental Questions, Major Thinkers
Academic Skills

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

Studying language and linguistics allows you to develop your research and IT skills by collecting and analysing linguistic data using state-of-the-art technology, and a combination of team-work and independent projects enhances your communication, problem-solving, and management skills.

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