University of Worcester

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Language and Sociology

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Course summary

What makes English Language and Sociology at Worcester special? Speech and Language are integral to our society. By studying English Language in conjunction with Sociology you will have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of how and why we behave as we do and how we use language to maintain the world around us. This joint degree encourages you to see the world from different angles, discuss new ideas, and familiarise yourself with quantitative and qualitative methods of analysing data and linguistic choices. Additionally, you will be given the opportunity to obtain the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA Award; subject to meeting specific criteria at the end of your second year) as part of your degree and you will become familiar with the theory and practice of applied language teaching. Key features

  • Integrated Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), enhancing your professional portfolio
  • Hands-on approach to the study of the social impact of language using real data
  • Teaching (English as a Foreign Language) practice in small group seminars
  • Lively discussions and dynamic learning opportunities. Lectures are designed to be refreshing and stimulating to encourage creative thought
  • Develop an understanding of the the relevance of social hierarchies, social institutions and social power in everyday life
  • Learn from a constantly evolving curriculum which adapts to suit the society it is trying to study
Why the University of Worcester? The University of Worcester is a close-knit and high-achieving community where students are supported to succeed at every level. The University is a truly inclusive place where every person counts as an individual. From designing imaginative facilities to providing practical support and tailored learning, we strive to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to achieve their own rich potential. We work hard to break down barriers and provide opportunities for all. Recent University of Worcester achievements
  • 20th for student experience and 23rd for teaching quality in the 2022 Sunday Times Good University Guide
  • Shortlisted for Times Higher Education’s University of the Year in 2016, 2019 and 2020
  • Top 3 in the UK for Quality Education in the 2019, 2020 and 2021 Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings
  • Sustainability Institution of the Year in the Green Gown Awards 2019
  • Top 10 for Sustained Employment - Longitudinal Educational Outcomes survey (2017)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £13100* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

These fees are set by the University, but are subject to UK Government confirmation. The University expects to apply an inflationary increase to its published fee levels every academic year.
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