BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics

BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics

This course lets you explore language from different perspectives. When you join us, we will focus on helping you develop your academic skills. You will also learn linguistic analysis and explore debates on language use and the historical development of language.

In your first year you will also be able to select an optional module that interests you. Study the basics of British Sign Language, or choose to explore multilingualism.

As you progress through your degree you will explore more varied and complex linguistic theories. You can use our specialist linguistics lab to analyse language data and apply your theoretical knowledge to everyday examples of language. You can choose the topics you want to study and specialise in an area of linguistic study you are interested in. This could include an exploration of:

  • Language, gender and sexuality
  • Forensic linguistics
  • Speech and language pathology.

Your learning will focus on applying your theoretical knowledge to data you have gathered. This will help you explain how how linguistics applies to everyday situations.

If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

On this course you will build skills which can be applied to many different careers. You will leave with skills in communication, research, critical reasoning, analysis and more.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as a:

  • Advertising copywriter
  • Dictionary editor
  • Journalist
  • Marketing executive
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) teacher

Course Details

Year 1

Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Semantics and Pragmatics
Language and Society
Descriptive Grammar of English
British Sign Language

Year 2

Sociolinguistics of British Sign Language
Linguistic Diversity in the Classroom
Applied Phonetics and Phonology
World Englishes
Language, Gender and Sexuality
Analysing Texts
Language at Work
Forensic Linguistics
Language and Literacy

Year 3

Reflections in Educational Linguistics
English Accents and Dialects
Attitudes to Language
Language, Identities and Cultures
Speech and Language Pathology
Child Language Acquisition

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