You wonât find a degree with this amazing topic range as our BSc in Speech & Language Sciences anywhere in the UK. We have taken the best of our communication modules, the most practical analysis parts of our Speech & Language Therapy (SLT) degree and some amazing language and mind modules from our Psychology degree, and woven them into a unique and fascinating exploration of language and communication. You will focus on psycholinguistics, child language, speech & language disorders and human communication. If this sounds interesting, then this is the degree for you! We have small classes, which is really supportive and helps you get your head around the difficult topics. Itâs a great way to meet people who are just like you, to work with them, and to create life-long friendships and collaborations, wherever you go when you graduate. We aim to challenge you, to help you set and achieve new goals and to help make your dream career become a reality. The rest is up to you!
The study of language is concerned with the knowledge, structure and use of language in and considers many different contexts of language in use, both typical and disordered, standard and non-standard. The discipline involves the study of the human capacity for language in all its expressions (spoken, signed and written). Because language appears to be a uniquely human attribute, questions of what we know when we know a language, how we acquire linguistic knowledge and how we use it in language production and comprehension raises fundamental questions about human cognition and behaviour.
This degree takes a broad academic based curriculum with integrated practical and professional experience and perspectives, to give our students a unique insight into how language works in the mind and in society. We draw on modules and expertise in Psychology and Speech & Language Therapy to enhance the core sociolinguistics embedded in the core programme.
Stephen Disney - Course Lead, English Language and Communication;
âYou start by learning about how human communication works; what the pitfalls are and how people use language. In your second year you learn more in-depth about how words work, what they mean and how they develop. Youâll also learn about how language works in the mind and youâll get the opportunity to put those skills into practice in a work placement. During your third year you will learn about language acquisition and undertake a dissertation project.â
Introduction to Linguistics
Phonetics & Phonology
Language & the Life-course (half)
Developing Skills for Life
Visualising Language (half)
Communicating beyond words
Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics (optional)
Language in (Inter)action
Language in the Mind
Memory & Language
Communication at Work (with optional placement)
Diversity in English (option)
Mind, Metaphor and Meaning
Power & Persuasion (option)
Speech & Language Disorders
We have a range of assessments that look at the theory of language and communication in a huge variety of social and individual contexts. Other assessments, like portfolios and presentations, are highly practical, working with the real language data based on your interests. There are a couple of exams in the first year, but in your 2nd & 3rd years exams are only in optional modules, so you don't have to do them if you are better at written work.
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