De Montfort University

English Language with Spanish De Montfort University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Our Languages pathway allows you to study Spanish alongside English Language. Ideal for students who dropped languages at school after year nine or GCSEs, and for those who have no background in languages, the pathway offers you an essential skill for success in the global job market. Each year you will take 30 credits of your chosen language, divided into two 15 credit modules. This equates to three hours of language study each week, including one hour which focuses on the country, as well as the people and culture.

English Language with Spanish at DMU is a stimulating, thought-provoking course designed to make you think about how language in general and English in particular functions in the world today. You will examine where English has come from and how it may evolve in an era of global change and technological innovation. You will discover how it works, both as a complex system for embodying ideas, emotions and beliefs, and as a means of influencing, persuading and moving others.

You will develop a set of linguistic and analytical skills, which will help you become a highly-skilled communicator. This is a course about how language shapes your world; learn how language works, and the world will open up to you.

Specialist areas of study
involving analysis of the structure and mechanics of how language functions with a wider study of the cultural and social aspects of language and communication
Final-year placement module
which enables you to put your theoretical knowledge into practice
Taught by experienced practitioners;
ensuring the skills you develop are current to professional practice
Enhance your employability
through a recognised competence in a foreign language, distinguishing you from other graduates and significantly improving your career prospects
International opportunities
to give the experience of living in a different culture, the opportunity to practise your language skills, improve your global outlook and make new contacts through #DMUglobal.

Course details


First year

• Words in Action: an introduction to Grammar and Linguistics
• Evolving Language: An Introduction to the Histories of Language
• Modern Foreign Language 1 (Basic User or Independent User depending on entry language level)
Optional modules
• Foundations in English Language Teaching for International Learners
• Exploring Creative Writing
• Introduction to English and Adaptation
Second year
• Sociolinguistics
• Structure and Meaning in Language
• Modern Foreign Language 2
Optional modules
• Language in Context
• Teaching English Language
• Writing Place
• Text Technologies

Third year

• English Language Dissertation
• Modern Foreign Language 3
Optional modules
• English Language in the Workplace (Placement Module)
• Language Acquisition
• Language, Mind and Culture
• Powerful Language: An Introduction To Rhetoric
• Perception, Persuasion, Power: Communication and Control
• Textual Studies using Computers
• Professional Writing Skills

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam. Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however, in your first year you will normally attend around 10 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week, and we expect you to undertake at least 25 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research.

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 Q3R2
Institution code D26
Campus name Leicester Campus
Campus code Y

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points - From at least 2 A Levels including grade C or above in A Level English Language or Literature
- Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature
A level A* - C in English Language or Literature
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM and grade C or above in A level English Language or Literature
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.

Provider information

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Course contact details

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