Aston University is The Guardian's 'University of the Year' 2020. Course outline By studying the BSc (Hons) English Language course, you will develop critical awareness and gain invaluable communication, analytical and critical skills for your future working life. Your first year of studying English language at Aston will give you a broad introduction to language and meaning, to the influence of form and context and to the role of language in society. In the second year, alongside core modules, you can pick the elective modules that interest you the most – such as Language in the News Media, the Language of the Law, Stylistics and Creative Writing. These modules are designed to equip you to describe the features of spoken and written language in technical detail, as well as collecting, managing and working with linguistic data. In the final year, you can choose from a wide range of elective modules to suit your interests and/or career plans, whether you see your future in education, business, law or elsewhere. You will also produce a substantial piece of individual work in the form of a dissertation on an agreed topic of your choice. Key benefits
- As part of your degree you’ll have the option to undertake a professional placement year, gaining valuable practical experience that employers demand.
- The ‘BSc (Hons) English Language’ course at Aston University scored 94 per cent for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2020).
- 100 per cent of students on the ‘BSc (Hons) English Language’ course agreed that the course was intellectually stimulating (National Student Survey, 2020).
- Employed Aston English graduates earn £3,600 (15 per cent) more than the UK average, five years after graduation (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2020).
- English at Aston was ranked 1st in the UK for ‘student to staff ratio’ (Guardian, 2020). This measure compares the number of staff teaching a subject with the number of students studying it. With smaller class sizes and more teaching staff available, English students at Aston can benefit from a more personalised and comprehensive learning experience.
For more information on this course and a full list of modules, visit the course page: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/english-language-bsc
For more information on the methods of assessment on this course, visit the course page: https://www.aston.ac.uk/study/courses/english-language-bsc
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.
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
All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed carefully, including previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. Whilst the grades listed here are our entry requirements, we understand that predicted grades are only an estimate. We will therefore consider applicants with predicted grades that fall below these entry requirements if the application is of a high standard. However, any offer made will not be lower than stated above. Entry onto our Foundation Year maybe offered as an alternative to the degree course if lower entry grades are achieved. Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|