University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Language and Linguistics and Chinese

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Course summary

Course Overview

  • If you have a passion for language and communication then English and a Modern Language is ideal for you. Combine your love of languages with English Language or Literature and open doors to some fantastic careers.
  • In choosing to study a Modern Language alongside English Language and Linguistics or English Literature you will greatly enhance your communication skills and gain the experience needed for a successful career in a wide range of exciting professions.
  • If you’re fascinated by the structure and usage of the English language, then our English Language and Linguistics pathway is for you. If you love exploring and analysing literary texts and their relationship to society and culture, you can opt for our English Literature route.
  • The Modern Language aspect will focus on developing excellent verbal and written communication skills in a language of your choice. You’ll have the opportunity to spend time overseas and immerse yourself in the society and culture of a country where your chosen language is spoken.
Why study with us
  • Our Literature in English courses are ranked 2nd in the UK for academic support and 5th in the UK for learning resources – National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • Our Linguistics courses are ranked 1st in the UK for teaching quality and 2nd in the UK for academic support – National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to spend time overseas and immerse yourself in your chosen language and culture.
Further Information
  • Through our Worldwise Learning Centre you can gain further practical experience with five-day placements and short-term internships, for example as a social media intern, an events assistant or a language buddy.

Course details


Year 1 (120 credits): Core Modern Language Module (40 credits or 60 credits for ab initio languages), Reading Texts: Literary Theory (20 credits), Introduction to Renaissance Literature (20 credits) or English Language and Linguistics Modules TBA (20+20 credits), Free-choice Elective/s Module Students studying their Modern Language from post A level will be able to take two free choice elective modules each worth 20 credits. You can choose an additional modern language or one of a wide choice of elective modules available from across university subject areas. Year 2 (120 credits): Core Modern Language and Society Modules (20+20 credits), Modern Language Optional Module (20 credits), A World of Difference : Literature and Globalisation (20 credits), Live Literature Project (20 credits) or English Language and Linguistics Modules TBA (20+20 credits), Free-choice Elective Module Year 3 (120 credits): Assessed Year Abroad (120 credits) OR Core Modern Language Module (20 credits), The Shock of the New : Modern and Contemporary Literature (20 credits) or Core English Language and Linguistics Module TBS (20 credits), 3 Option Modules, one from each subject area (20+20+20 credits), Dissertation or Translation Project (20 credits) Year 4: As above for students returning from Year 3 abroad

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
English Language and Linguistics and Chinese at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS