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BA (Hons)

English Language & Linguistics

3 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught
Foundation entry

Are you curious about how language changes, persuades or constructs identity? Do you want to use language to expose hidden biases and challenge social inequalities? Then our English language and linguistics course is for you.

Why study with us

  • 3rd
    in the UK for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Linguistics)
  • Our international scheme means that you can pick to study a semester or full year abroad.
  • The programme offers modules in a broad range of linguistic subfields.
  • The programme has three specialisation pathways, including TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages).

What you'll do

  • Gain the internationally recognised Trinity Cert TESOL by combining TESOL with English as part of this flexible programme (TESOL pathway).
  • In our unique English Language Skills Initiative for Employability (ELSIE), you’ll integrate subject knowledge with graduate writing skills, work experience, and career planning. Prepare for careers in teaching, marketing, editing or speech therapy.
  • Practice/drafting activities provide opportunities for feedforward, helping you to improve your understanding before graded submission.

Module overview

There are three pathways on this course. Pathway A: Discourse and Communication, Pathway B: System and Structure and Pathway C: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). In Year 1, Pathway A and B study the same modules. You will choose between A or B in Year 2 unless you choose Pathway C.

Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

Graduates from BA Language and Linguistics go on to enjoy a diverse range of professional roles or postgraduate courses.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14,900 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

  • Care Leaver Bursary

    Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
  • Estranged student support

    Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.

    Find out more about Estranged student support
  • Dependants Bursary

    Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package. 

    Find out more about Dependants Bursary
  • Contextualised Admissions Bursary

    We recognise that the last two years have been very challenging for young people and learning has been impacted. To help support students eligible for a contextualised offer we are offering a bursary of £250 in their first year of study.

    Find out more about Contextualised Admissions Bursary

This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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