Language plays a role in most human activities. It influences how we think about the world and it has an impact on how we communicate with others. Psychology focuses on human behaviour, covering topics such as how we develop, how we interact with others, and how we process information.
This course combines the study of English Language with the study of the human mind. You will explore the nature, acquisition, origins, and use of the English language and learn how this links to human development and the acquisition of skills. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of psychological concepts and will be able to use these to analyse English language from a variety of perspectives. You will gain valuable research skills including quantitative and qualitative methods and in your final year you will use these skills to undertake an independent research study.
This course has an emphasis on applying theory to practice and will prepare you for a wide range of careers including teaching, speech and language therapy, advertising, and media and communications.
The first year of your course will give you an introduction to the core areas of psychology; biological, cognitive, developmental, social, and individual differences and you will study research methods in depth. It will also provide you with a foundation in English Language and demonstrate the importance of psychology to language. In the second year you will learn about the different aspects of psychology in more depth and you will start to tailor your degree by selecting from a range of English Language modules. In the final year you will complete an independent research project and you will have the opportunity to choose from a range of optional modules so that you can explore those topics that most interest you.
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