Full-time undergraduate (3 years)
We’ll develop your English skills to an advanced level, opening doors for you in industry, business and politics all over the world.
This course will develop your ability to read, write and speak English to an advanced level, and show you how to apply this learning to real-life contexts.
English is recognised as a bridge language for many global cultures, and an essential communication tool for industry, business and politics. You’ll discover how its role in the modern world has evolved, and find out more about the cultural background of the UK.
In a mix of lectures and seminars, with students from as far afield as China, Brazil and Russia, you’ll practice your presentation, negotiation and group-working skills, helping you stand out to potential employers.
Our choice of modules will let you explore your own interests or career path, with options like Business English, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), the media and cinema. You’ll even get the chance to study a foreign language from beginner or elementary level.
Course Leader: Sarah Fitt
National Student Survey, 2015
You’ll be well placed to take advantage of all the opportunities offered by an expanding European Union and economic globalisation. Our past students now enjoy successful careers in teaching, import-export, financial services, and travel and tourism, among others.
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.
The Department of English and Media is a community of more than 800 students, exploring subjects that further their understanding of culture and communication in the global age, from film studies to applied linguistics. We focus on skills and knowledge valued by employers, and provide our students with valuable industry insight through our links with creative partners.
Our students take part in many activities to help prepare them for the future, like work placements, study abroad opportunities, talks by internationally acclaimed guest speakers, and research conferences. They even have the chance to get writing advice from our Royal Literary Fund Fellow.
We’re part of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences, a hub of creative and cultural innovation whose groundbreaking research has real social impact.
You’ll be joining an institution that has taught English Language Studies for over 50 years. Your studies will be supported by excellent technical facilities, including an open-access language centre and multimedia computer laboratory.
You’ll have access to our open access language centre, language/multimedia laboratories, open access computer room and campus library for your private study.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
Entry requirements are for September 2016 entry. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
Full-time undergraduate (3 years)
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