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BALinguistics (4 Years Including Foundation Year)

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Overview

Our BA 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, 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).

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

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.

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

Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics
Sounds
Skills for Linguists
Language Variation and Change
Words and Sentences
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, branding, advertising, marketing, travel, communications, publishing, speech and occupational therapy, interpreting, translating and media.

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