BA (Hons) English Language, Linguistics and TESOL

BA (Hons) English Language, Linguistics and TESOL

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 the core theories of language including its use, meaning and production.

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

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

Your learning will focus on applying your theoretical knowledge to language data. This will help you explain how linguistic concepts and issues apply to everyday situations and the classroom.

Examine theories and methods of teaching English to people who speak other languages. You can gain practical teaching experience by taking the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA). The opportunity to study this extra qualification is free. It is recognised around the world and can help you stand out in a competitive job market. You will need to apply and attend an interview before you are accepted onto the CELTA course.

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 are perfect for a career travelling the world with TESOL. 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:

  • Academic librarian
  • Dictionary editor
  • Journalist
  • Librarian
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) teacher

Course Details

Year 1

Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Key Concepts for TESOL
Semantics and Pragmatics
Descriptive Grammar of English
British Sign Language

Year 2

TESOL Theories and Methods
Language at Work
World Englishes
Analysing Texts
Language, Gender and Sexuality
Linguistic Diversity in the Classroom
Forensic Linguistics
Language and Literacy
Applied Phonetics and Phonology

Year 3

TESOL Decisions, Dilemmas and Design
Second Language Grammar and Phonology
English Accents and Dialects
Attitudes to Language
Child Language Acquisition
Language, Identities and Cultures
Speech and Language Pathology
Reflections in Linguistics

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