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.
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 Leader: Dr Michelle Sheehan
Guardian University Guide 2018
With a degree in English language, you’ll be ready for many careers in industry, business and politics all over the world. Our past students now enjoy successful roles in teaching, financial services, publishing, travel and tourism and import-export, among other things.
For a full breakdown of module options and credits, please view the appropriate module structure below:
You’ll show what you have learned through various methods, including exams, in-class assessments, essays, portfolios and assessed presentations. Some modules also involve practical assessments, such as data analysis, which will give you a chance to apply the theory you have learned to ‘real-life’ situations. There will also be non-assessed opportunities to show what you have learned, such as discussions, presentations, language lab work and class exercises.
At the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, we believe in thinking critically about the past, present and future to challenge perceptions and better understand communities and people.
With expertise from gender issues to literary analysis to exploring how the past has shaped our modern world, all our staff members are active researchers. This is reflected in our teaching, allowing us to support our students with the latest theories and practices, as well as essential employability advice.
Our institution has taught English Language courses for over 50 years. You’ll have access to excellent facilities, including our language centre, multimedia laboratories, an open-access computer room and campus library.
You can take out a tuition fee loan, which you won’t need to start repaying until after your graduate. Or alternatively, there's the option to pay your fees upfront.
We offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.
You must pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments. We will also ask you for a deposit or sponsorship letter. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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