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BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics

University of Portsmouth
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Course UCAS code: QQ31
Qualification type:
  • BA (Hons), Full-time (English Language And Linguistics With Literature) , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
**Overview** Build on your interest in the English language and explore it from every angle on this BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics degree course. You'll discover how language works in literature and digital communication, examine forensic linguistics and learn how people use the English language across the world. The study of English language and linguistics sets you up for a career where your communication, creative, management and critical thinking skills will shine. You could work in areas such as publishing, teaching, advertising and marketing. **What you'll experience** On this English Language and Linguistics course you’ll: - Explore English language in social media, TV, advertising and professional contexts - Learn how English relates to issues such as gender, education, and forensics - Develop critical and analytic skills, alongside transferable skills in communication, research, and problem solving - Develop abilities in analysis, criticism and argument, including using corpora and transcribing texts - Build transferable skills, such as communication, research, time management, team working and problem solving - Tailor your studies by choosing modules that match your interests and career ambitions - Have the opportunity to get the Trinity Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), depending on the modules you select **Optional pathways** Interested in pairing English language and linguistics with English literature or journalism? Expand your degree with an optional pathway into another subject. It'll lead to these awards at the end of the course: - BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics with Literature - BA (Hons) Journalism with English Language and Linguistics **Careers and opportunities** What can you do with an English Language and Linguistics degree? After the course, you can use the communication and professional skills you've learnt across various roles in the private and public sectors. Fields you could work in include: - advertising - education - communication - media - marketing - publishing - technical writing - teaching English You could also go onto to do postgraduate study in areas such as speech therapy, communication studies and marketing After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career. "Analysing transcripts of stand-up comedy or sketch shows to see how comedians use features of language to create humour was one of my favourite parts." Dorothy Constantino, BA Hons English Language and Linguistics student
What you'll study on this BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics degree Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits. In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits. Modules Year 1 Core modules in this year include: How Language Works Language, Learning & Teaching Language, Society & Mind Researching Language and Professional Practice Working with Texts There are no optional modules in this year. Year 2 Core modules in this year include: English Forms And Functions Meaning In English Options to choose from in this year currently include: Analysing Media Discourse Clinical Linguistics Crime Writing Forensic Linguistics Intercultural Perspectives on Communication Modern Foreign Language Learning From Experience Literary Heritage Managing Across Cultures Neo-Historical Fiction Second Language Acquisition TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) The Language of Literature Trinity Certificate Teaching Practice Women’s Writing in ihe Americas Optional Placement Year On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year. Year 3 Core modules in this year include: Dissertation Options to choose from in this year currently include: Consuming Fictions: Food and Appetite in Victorian Culture Creative Activities in the Language Classroom Digital Communication English in an Historical Perspective English in the World Gender, Language and Sexuality Holocaust Literatures Introduction to Teaching Learning From Experience Magical Realism Professional Development: Recruiters and Candidates Researching English Vocabulary US Masculinities Workplace Discourse Writing to Persuade We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies. Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
Assessment Methods:
You’ll be assessed through: examinations essays reports case studies book reviews written work projects You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows: Year 1 students: 15% by written exams, 8% by practical exams and 77% by coursework Year 2 students: 28% by written exams, 3% by practical exams and 69% by coursework Year 3 students: 10% by practical exams and 90% by coursework
Application deadline details:

15 January

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University Admissions Centre:
Tel. 023 9284 5566
Email. [email protected]

University Admissions Centre:
Tel. 023 9284 5566
Email. [email protected]

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