English Language and Linguistics with Professional Practice Year University of Bedfordshire


English Language and Linguistics BA (Hons) degree gives you the opportunity to explore the nature and complexity of the English Language. You will gain an understanding of its structure, of how it works and how it is learnt.

Through exploring language use in a range of social and professional contexts, you will develop powers of analysis and critical thinking as well as professional communication skills – a skill set which is in great demand across a wide range of professions.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Bedford Campus

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years

Course details


Year 1;

Intro to Linguistics and Phonetics,
Academic Discourse,
The History of English,
Sounds, Words and Grammar,
An Introduction to Speech,
How Texts Work
Year 2;

Exploring Grammar,
Applying Linguistics,
Language, Truth and Logic,
Language in Society,
Second Year Research Project,
The Sounds of English,
The Meaning of Meaning
Year 3;

Analysing the Workplace,
English Syntax,
Dissertation in English Language and Linguistics,
Language, Literacy and Cognition,
Forensic Linguistics

Assessment method

Assessment tasks include: essays, presentations, journals, language data collection and analysis, examinations, research projects and portfolios of practical tasks.

In encouraging your independence as a learner, the assessments in years 2 and 3 lay greater emphasis on your ability to conduct your own research, both in the literature and in collecting and analysing your own data.

For each assessment you will be given detailed, constructive and timely feedback giving you a real opportunity to learn and to develop your skills and potential.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code Q148
Institution code B22
Campus name Bedford Campus
Campus code H

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 - 96 points
A level CCE - CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP - MMM
Access to HE Diploma 80 - 96 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered. If you would like to check that your qualifications will be accepted please contact the university.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £11,500 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This fee will be confirmed in an offer letter from the University. The fees for 2018 are to be confirmed and the fee quoted is provisional based on the existing 2017 fee.