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BA (Hons)English Language and Journalism

De Montfort University
United Kingdom, Leicester
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Overview

Deepen your knowledge of the history, forms and use of the world’s first truly global language, and develop your own ability to communicate clearly, effectively and persuasively.

Your first year will introduce you to the study of language in general, how sounds become words, and how words are put together to create meaning; you will develop your ability to take language apart, and through your study, you will also learn how to put it together to create clear effective communication.

You live in a world governed and connected by technology; at DMU we believe that you should study the nature of the ‘wired’ environment and how it influences who you are. As part of our ‘Digital Humanities’ strategy, you will have the opportunity to see how communication and language operate online, and how the application of digital tools and methods can deepen the knowledge of your chosen subject area.

Later years offer a module in teaching English, a final year work placement module and the opportunity to study material such as propaganda and interrogation, pragmatics (looking at the gap between what we say and what we mean), psycholinguistics and the political, social, and cultural roles of language.

The language you speak shapes the world you see; this degree helps you understand both better, and to make the connections between what you study at university and what goes on in the world beyond the classroom.

Programme structure

Year 1
Words in Action: an introduction to Grammar and Linguistics
Evolving Language: an Introduction to the Histories of Languages
Topics in Linguistics: Theory in Practice
Foundations in English Language Teaching for International Learners
Modern Foreign Language 1
Introduction to English and Adaptation
Exploring Creative Writing

Year 2
Sociolinguistics
Language in Context
English Language in UK Schools
Introducing English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Grammar: Analysing linguistic structure
Semantics: Analysing linguistic meaning
Research Methods for Linguists
Phonetics and Phonology
Varieties of English Language Teaching for International Learners
Modern Foreign Language 2
Text Technologies
Writing Place

Year 3
English Language Dissertation
English Language in the Workplace (Placement Module)
Language Acquisition
Language, Mind and Culture
Powerful Language: An Introduction To Rhetoric
Perception, Persuasion, Power: Communication and Control
Corpus Linguistics
Textual Studies using Computers
English Language for Specific and Professional Purposes
Modern Foreign Language 3
Professional Writing Skills

Career opportunities

Our graduates have high-level linguistic, reasoning and analytical skills, making them very employable. We develop our students’ information analysis and presentation skills to produce extremely articulate, adaptable, professional communicators who can operate with ease in any setting and with any group of people.

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