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Course summary

Language is a fundamental part of what makes us human, but how often do we stop and think about it? It’s a crucial tool for us to be able to comprehend and communicate our understanding of the world around us, demanding discipline, observation and imagination. Sound interesting? If so, our BA (Hons) English Language degree is the right option for you. Designed to delve into the varieties and histories of the English language, this course will give you the training you need to understand how the written and spoken word is structured and acquired. Analysing the English language from a range of perspectives, you’ll also explore how linguistics vary across regions, and how language helps us to form our identities and influence social change. What’s more, this course received 100% overall student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data). You will: Appreciate how the study of English language draws on and informs other academic disciplines, such as psychology, sociology, and communication Learn from a dedicated team of internationally recognised researchers with an excellent track record in research-led teaching and student support Develop skillsets and knowledge that will provide instant value to future employers


Over the course of three years, this English language degree will deepen your understanding of the fundamentals of language, its historical development, and its role in constructing identities, social relations and practices. As you move into the second and third year of your degree, you’ll be given the chance to specialise in the areas of language that interest you most, tailoring your studies to your personal aspirations and career goals. You’ll study language in a unique range of contexts, from the psychology of linguistics to child development. You’ll also broaden your learning experiences with modules in related subjects like English literature and creative writing. Do you want to expand your academic experience even further? If so, this course also offers the opportunity to undertake language study as part of the University-Wide Language Programme (UWLP). Languages currently on offer include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and British Sign Language. If you want to find out more about what each of our English language modules involve, take a look at our full course breakdown on our website

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0, with no element below 5.5, is proof of this.

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English Language at University of Salford - UCAS