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Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

English Language (R54)

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Course summary

This degree explores human communication by focusing on the English language, its history, diversity and flexibility. You’ll learn what distinguishes machine language from human language and how people adapt and change their ways of communicating in multilingual and multicultural contexts. You’ll investigate how language works from written texts and conversations down to words and the smallest units of sounds. You’ll also explore English as a creative medium to express humour, thoughts and emotions. This qualification is not, however, designed to teach English to speakers of other languages. Key features of the course

  • Explores the history of English, its contemporary diversity, its role as a global language and its use in various parts of the world.
  • Engages in debates surrounding the historical and contemporary position of English in relation to other languages.
  • Teaches strategies that promote critical evaluation of texts in relation to the social, artistic and cultural contexts they’re produced in.
  • Develops you as a competent communicator who is able to synthesize information, assemble logical arguments and write coherently.
  • Reveals how the English language works, and how the choice of words and grammar affect the message.

Course details


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits. You’ll start Stage 1 with a 60-credit English language module, followed by two 30-credit modules from English language and modern languages. Next, in Stage 2, you'll study another 60-credit English language module and choose a 60-credit module from modern languages, English literature and creative writing. Finally, in Stage 3, you’ll study a further two 60-credit English modules from a choice of three.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £19368 Whole course
International £19368 Whole course
England £19368 Whole course
Channel Islands £19368 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £19368 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6444 Whole course
Scotland £6444 Whole course
Wales £7848 Whole course

Additional fee information

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English Language (R54) at Open University - UCAS