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I’m looking to study English at uni and think that English Language would suit me better as I am not very interested in specifically studying poetry/literature etc. However I have seen a degree also in Linguistics which seems similar to English Language but I’m just wondering if there are any big differences? There is also an English Language Linguistics degree, what would be the difference between these 3? I have linked them below. In the long run would it matter which one? Thanks.

Linguistics degree - https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/und...00-Linguistics

English Language degree - https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/und...glish-Language

Combined - https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/und...glish-Language

• Also I am wondering if could anyone tell me what the difference is between
BSc English Language and BA English Language, thank you. (They offer BSc at Aston University.)
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I’m looking to study English at uni and think that English Language would suit me better as I am not very interested in specifically studying poetry/literature etc. However I have seen a degree also in Linguistics which seems similar to English Language but I’m just wondering if there are any big differences? There is also an English Language Linguistics degree, what would be the difference between these 3? I have linked them below. In the long run would it matter which one? Thanks.

Linguistics degree - https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/und...00-Linguistics

English Language degree - https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/und...glish-Language

Combined - https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/und...glish-Language

• Also I am wondering if could anyone tell me what the difference is between
BSc English Language and BA English Language, thank you. (They offer BSc at Aston University.)
Hey!

I'm studying English language at Sheffield Hallam University, and I've found that despite there being these 3 types of courses, there's actually quite a lot of diversity within every English language course at a different university. For example, the course at Sheffield Hallam has allowed me to study the history of English language around the world, the history of communication (not just language, but all forms of communication), sociolinguistics (language in social context, including multiculturalism, gender, age, etc.), stylistics (how the same issue can be presented totally differently with different language) and language in use (conversational analysis). I've found it super interesting because it's really modern and relevant to life and I feel like I've learnt a lot about the world and people through learning about communication and language. I've also been able to complete a TESOL qualification to teach English to speakers of other languages! I'd advise you to look closely at the modules offered on different courses and see which interest you most!

In general, though, English language can be quite scientific or quite sociological. BSc means bachelor of science, BA means bachelor of art. BSc English language or linguistics courses will focus more heavily on grammar and the technical construction of language, as well as phonology and how people produce sounds. There could be an aspect of psycholinguistics too. Then BA English language (which is what I study), will focus more on language in society (although this subject is so broad that again, you should look at specific courses to see what they offer!)

Think about what part of English language you're most interested in, and which courses inspire you as they're the ones you're going to enjoy while studying them at university.

Hope this was helpful!

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I’m looking to study English at uni and think that English Language would suit me better as I am not very interested in specifically studying poetry/literature etc. However I have seen a degree also in Linguistics which seems similar to English Language but I’m just wondering if there are any big differences? There is also an English Language Linguistics degree, what would be the difference between these 3? I have linked them below. In the long run would it matter which one? Thanks.

Linguistics degree - https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/und...00-Linguistics

English Language degree - https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/und...glish-Language

Combined - https://www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/und...glish-Language

• Also I am wondering if could anyone tell me what the difference is between
BSc English Language and BA English Language, thank you. (They offer BSc at Aston University.)
Hey,

As with SHUGURU I also study English Language at Hallam. A lot of the modules I study overlaps a lot with sociolinguistics (language in society). Linguistics is pretty similar to language in terms of looking at grammar, syntax, phonetics etc. and the ways in which you would analyse texts. The best thing I can suggest is to visit an open day or to conduct more research into the courses you are interested in - this will really help in narrowing down your options.

Also - a Bsc is a Bachelor's of Science and a BA is a Bachelor's of Arts.

Hope this helps.
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