Anglia Ruskin University

English Language Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate


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English is one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world. Stand out to employers world-wide by developing your command of English to an advanced level and studying its sounds, structures and uses as a global language.

Shape the course to suit your future career with over 30 optional modules
Learn about globalisation and the spread of the English language as well as its history
Study the sounds and structures of different varieties of English
Work with students from as far afield as China, Brazil and Russia

Our BA (Hons) English Language degree will develop your ability to read, write and speak English to an advanced level – skills you can apply to many careers all over the world. It will also give you a detailed knowledge of the sounds and structure of English as well as an in-depth awareness of issues relating to intercultural communication.

English is a bridge language for many global cultures and essential for communicating in industry, business and politics. Discover how its use has spread and evolved in the medieval and modern world, as well as how we construct meaning from it. You’ll also learn about the connections between language and global issues such as migration, popular culture and ecology.

Our many optional modules will give you the chance to build a course that suits your own preferred career. You could focus on the technical aspects of English with topics such as phonetics and language acquisition, explore its cultural use in areas such as sport, writing and cinema, or prepare for a role as an English teacher with our various TESOL and TEFL modules.

You’ll also have the chance to broaden your career options even further by learning a foreign language from beginner or elementary level.

Course details


Year one, core modules

Semantics and Pragmatics Language and Data Intercultural Awareness Introduction to the Sounds of English Language and Society The Sociology of Globalisation

Year one, optional modules

English Proficiency: Text and Discourse English Proficiency: Analysis and Genre

Optional modules available in years one and two

Revealing English Structure: The Phrase Revealing English Structure: The Sentence

Year two, core modules

Language and Image Intercultural Encounters in Global Cinema Research Methods for English Language, Linguistics and TESOL

Year two, optional modules

Academic English: Spoken Discourse Structure of English Past and Present Academic English: Written Text Regional Varieties of British English History of the English Language English Phonetics and Phonology TESOL - The Language System Myth and Medievalism Applied Ethics Body Politics: Health and Illness The British Empire Language and Gender Stylistics TESOL - Language Skills Postcolonialism The History of the Book Sociology of Education Britain in the 20th Century News and Feature Writing

Year three, core modules

Major Project Intercultural Competence and Graduate Mobility Writing for Work

Year three, optional modules

Philosophies of Language and the Body Global English Empirical Linguistics Language Acquisition: Topics and Issues Working in English and Media Narrative in Global Cinema Leisure and Popular Culture in Britain, 1800 to the Present Race, Racism and Cultural Identity Social Media and the Business of Writing Special Topic in Linguistics Modern Science Fiction Methods and Developments in TEFL Contemporary Fiction Sport, Globalisation and International politics Writing Creative Non-Fiction

Optional modules available in levels 5 and 6

Anglia Language Programme (including Business English)

Assessment method

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

Cambridge, September start Cambridge, January start

You’ll demonstrate your progress through a combination of assessment, such as unseen exams, in-class assessments, essays, portfolios, and assessed presentations. Most of our modules include a practical element, such as a data analysis exercise, allowing you to apply your theoretical knowledge to ‘real’ situations. There’ll also be other opportunities to show your learning, like non-assessed discussions and presentations, language laboratory work or class exercises.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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 Q303
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 120 points from a minimum of 2 A Levels.
A level 120 UCAS Points from a minimum of 2 A Levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 120 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted.
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diplomas at overall Pass grade are accepted.
Scottish Higher UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted.
UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (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
International £12,500 * 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.

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