Open University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

English Language (T44)

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Course summary

This certificate 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 with other modes of communication and learn basic language description and analysis. You’ll also explore English as a creative medium to express humour, thoughts and emotions. It’s not, however, designed to teach English to speakers of other languages. Key features of the course

  • Explores the contemporary diversity of English in the UK and beyond.
  • Introduces debates surrounding the historical and contemporary position of English in relation to other languages.
  • Teaches strategies that promote critical evaluation of texts.
  • Develops you as a competent communicator.
  • Reveals how the English language works, and how the choice of words and grammar affect the message.

Course details


This certificate has one stage. You’ll start with a module introducing you to the study of language and communication in English.. You’ll also choose two further complementary modules from a selection of English language and modern language options.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

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 £6456 Whole course
International £6456 Whole course
Channel Islands £6456 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £6456 Whole course
England £6456 Whole course
Northern Ireland £2148 Whole course
Scotland £2148 Whole course
Wales £2616 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
English Language (T44) at Open University - UCAS