Are you fascinated by the power of language? If you've enjoyed studying language before, English Language and Linguistics is your opportunity to expand your knowledge and delve deeper into this fascinating area of study. On this course you will gain the confidence and skills to analyse the way language is used in society, looking at social interaction, digital media, political and commercial discourses, literature and the creative arts. You'll explore the history of the English language and how language varies in today's society, as well as covering practical topics such as how children acquire language and methods for teaching English to speakers of other languages. We'll give you an insight into more specialised areas of linguistic expertise, teaching you how to apply a range of research and analytical methods to language use. You'll be able to broaden your perspective on language by taking modules in literature or creative writing. We'll give you the chance to take part in creative writing workshops, in which you’ll produce your own creative writing and learn how to give and receive criticism. We believe that the study of language and linguistics should engage your creativity as well as your research and forensic skills. So we won't just ask you to write essays – we encourage the creation of blogs, podcasts, posters, quizzes and presentations to help you think creatively about communicating your knowledge and ideas. You can also choose to take a creative writing module at each level of your programme, working with our expert tutors who are published poets or novelists. Placement opportunities Professional work placements form an integral part of your degree. Our students have completed placements in primary or secondary schools, film production companies, recording studios, libraries and organisations providing language services. Recent students have worked on a wide range of projects during their placements, from writing copy for social media campaigns, to language teaching and organising fundraising events. Career opportunities You'll be qualified for a wide range of careers where knowledge about language, and alertness to language use, will be an asset. Our graduates work in teaching and education, media, the public sector, journalism, marketing, PR and communications. You'll also be well-prepared for the postgraduate study you'll need to complete if you want to become an English teacher.
On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: How Language Works; History of English: The Origins of English; Language and Society; Stylistics; History of English: From Shakespeare’s English to Global Englishes; Child Language Acquisition; Language, Society and Media; Language: Gender and Sexuality; Discovering Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture; Multilingualism and Identity; Second Language Acquisition and TESOL; Austen, the Brontës and Woolf; Writing: Breaking the Rules; Sexuality Studies; Fantasy and Gender.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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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
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.