Study in depth how the English language works, how it's used and how it changes.
Our BA in English Language and Linguistics will develop your analytical skills and give you a deep knowledge of language, alongside the opportunity to undertake hands-on work collecting and analysing data. You'll come away with a firm understanding of how modern English is structured, how we use it, and the ways in which it changes, varies and evolves to suit our needs.
The programme explores diverse aspects of English linguistics – from youth slang and dialects in our multicultural and multilingual cities, to the English used in media and politics. It considers how new technologies are shaping English and whether the spread of English in the world is changing, or even killing, other languages.
You'll also master qualitative and quantitative social sciences research methods, and put them into practice for your final year dissertation.
You can also apply for this course-
with a Year Abroad
Academic and Professional Writing
English in Use
Foundations of Linguistics
Introduction to English Syntax
Introduction to Phonology
Language in the UK
Languages of the World
Sounds of English
Assessment typically includes a combination of research diaries, poster presentations, class tests and exams. In your final year, you'll carry out a research project based on real-world data and applying cutting-edge theory, which will bring together everything you have learned.
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This is a great uni. It is close to public transport, whilst also having an array of cheap take out, restaurants and fast food options for students. The freshers events are great to make friends and get involved. Don't miss any! The departments are very friendly by letting people change courses, providing links to careers website and going the extra effort to provide the best experience. It's very diverse in culture and backgrounds and reflects the London environment.
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Overall a great university - and the only campus uni in London so you can experience campus life but still experience London. I've heard support is lacking a little for some courses e.g. Comparative Lit, but English is generally great with enthusiastic and helpful teachers.
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