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BA (Hons)English Language and Linguistics (with Spanish)

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Overview

The English Language and Linguistics BA (Hons) degree gives you the opportunity to explore the nature and complexity of the English Language. You will gain an understanding of its structure, of how it works and how it is learnt.

Through exploring language use in a range of social and professional contexts, you will develop powers of analysis and critical thinking as well as professional communication skills – a skill set which is in great demand across a wide range of professions.

Linguistics is at the crossroads between the arts and the sciences. Consequently, you will call on and develop a wide range of skills and ways of thinking – from the analytic and theoretical through to the more practical and intuitive.

There are many professions that directly or indirectly apply theoretical and practical knowledge of how language works: education, law, speech therapy, journalism, media and marketing to name but a few.

The BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics course at Bedfordshire has an excellent track record of both high-quality teaching and student satisfaction and is prominent in subject league tables (ranked 7th nationally for Linguistics, Complete University Guide 2017).

Programme structure

Year 1

Intro to Linguistics and Phonetics
Academic Discourse
The History of English
Sounds, Words and Grammar
An Introduction to Speech
How Texts Work

Year 2

Exploring Grammar
Applying Linguistics
Language, Truth and Logic
Language in Society
Second Year Research Project
The Sounds of English
The Meaning of Meaning

Year 3

Analysing the Workplace
Psycholinguistics
English Syntax
Dissertation in English Language and Linguistics
Language, Literacy and Cognition
Forensic Linguistics

Career opportunities

The course develops insight into how communication works and these insights feed into developing your analytical abilities and communication skills through the range of assessment tasks associated with the different units.

The course also provides, through the third year unit “Analysing the Workplace”, opportunities to gain experience of and insight into professional practice.

Any career in which the ability to use language effectively at a professional level is required will be of interest.

The following list is indicative of fields in which graduates of linguistics work:

- Education – primary, secondary, college and university
- Speech therapy
- Law – advocacy and enforcement,
- PR, Marketing and Advertising
- Management
- Media, Journalism and Publishing
- Civil Service, Administration and Local Government

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