|Study location||United Kingdom, Birmingham|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
A level in English Language, English Literature, English Language and Literature or a Modern Foreign Language is preferred. We also welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate an interest in and an aptitude for the study of language, so other combinations of complementary Humanities and Social Science subjects will be considered.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
We all use language every day, but how many of us stop to think about it?
The study of language demands discipline, observation, exploration and imagination. Some aspects, like phonology and grammar, ask for particular attention to detail, accuracy and logical argument. Other topics, such as child language development and language variation, demand an ability to collect, analyse and evaluate your own data. Finding out how a language works and how societies communicate combines a unique intellectual challenge with significant practical potential.
Our BA English Language draws on Birmingham’s internationally renowned strength in corpus linguistics, grammar, stylistics, discourse analysis and applied linguistics. You will be able to tailor the programme to suit your strengths and interests and towards a wide range of careers. The skills you gain will make you a much sought after graduate. English Language and Literature at Birmingham is ranked in the Top 40 in the QS World University Rankings 2018, whilst English ranks in the Top 5 in the Guardian University Guide 2019. English Language also received an overall satisfaction rating of 94% in the National Student Survey 2018.
English Language graduates from the University of Birmingham have excellent prospects after graduation. Our graduates have started careers with employers including media companies, educational institutions, local councils, publishers, charities and a wide range of large commercial organisations, in roles such as marketing coordinator, editorial assistant, creative advertising account executive, recruitment consultant and parliamentary caseworker. Many pursue postgraduate study to specialise in an academic area or prepare for careers such as law and teaching.
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.