Anglia Ruskin University

English Language and Linguistics Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Do you want a deeper understanding of language as an important bridge for many cultures across the globe? This course will develop your knowledge of English, its nature, mechanics, and evolution. You’ll also have the chance to explore specialist skills like creative writing and Teaching English as a Foreign Language, opening up many new career options.
You’ll be introduced to many issues in applied linguistics and language studies, such as semantics, phonetics and phonology, then learn to apply them to a range of contexts.

You’ll trace how the English language has developed and spread across the globe, splitting into different offshoots and 'new Englishes'. You’ll examine how language is used to shape and manipulate people's ideas and opinions, and how English is picked up as a first or second language by both children and adults.

Our choice of modules will let you delve deeper into your own interests or career, with options like creative writing, literature, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or the media. You’ll even get the chance to study a foreign language from beginner or elementary level.

English is increasingly used as a global language, and excellent communication and intercultural skills are nowadays required by many employers. This course will help you to explore the nature and mechanics of the English language.

Course details


Year one, core modules

Language and Data Revealing English Structure: The Phrase Revealing English Structure: The Sentence The Nature of Language Introduction to the Sounds of English Semantics and Pragmatics Language and Society Intercultural Awareness

Year two, core modules

Structure of English Past and Present English Phonetics and Phonology Language and Image Research Methods for English Language, Linguistics and TESOL Regional Varieties of British English

Year two, optional modules

Intercultural Encounters in Global Cinema TESOL - The Language System Stylistics Language and Gender TESOL - Language Skills News and Feature Writing Postcolonialism Sociology of Education The History of the Book

Year three, core modules

Major Project Empirical Linguistics Languages in Contrast

Year three, optional modules

Global English Language Acquisition: Topics and Issues Philosophies of Language and the Body Narrative in Global Cinema Race, Racism and Cultural Identity Working in English and Media Special Topic in Linguistics Methods and Developments in TEFL Intercultural Competence and Graduate Mobility Contemporary Fiction Writing for Work

Optional modules available in levels 5 and 6

Anglia Language Programme

Assessment method

For a full breakdown of module options and credits, please view the appropriate module structure on our website:

Cambridge, September start Cambridge, January start You’ll demonstrate your progress through a combination of traditional assessment, such as essays, exams or oral presentations, and portfolios, which involve both theoretical and practical work. Most of our modules also include a practical element, such as a data analysis exercise, allowing you to apply your theoretical knowledge to ‘real’ situations.

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 Q310
Institution code A60
Campus name Cambridge Campus
Campus code C

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

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A levels (or equivalent).
A level 96 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A levels (or equivalent).
Access to HE Diploma UCAS Tariff Points accepted.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.

2020 Entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when apply opens for the exact requirements.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * 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 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed

Provider information

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