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BA (Hons)

English & a Modern Language

3 years
September 2024
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If you have a passion for language and communication then this course is ideal for you. Combine your love of languages with English language or literature and open the door to some fantastic careers.

Why study with us

  • 3rd
    in the UK for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Linguistics)
  • 3rd
    in the UK (out of 94) for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (English)
  • Our Worldwise Learning Centre offers support with your study of world languages, cultures, travel, and work or study abroad.
  • Our modern languages teachers speak more than 20 languages between them. Many also work as interpreters and translators alongside teaching.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to spend time overseas and immerse yourself in your chosen language and culture.

What you'll do

  • By choosing the English Language and Linguistics pathway, you’ll gain in depth knowledge of how the language works, including its history, evolution and structure.
  • On our English Literature pathway you’ll study key figures like Shakespeare and Dickens alongside genres such as gothic, graphic novels, theatre, film, and books for children.
  • You’ll become a confident communicator in a language of your choice. If you specialise in a modern language then you’ll get to spend a year abroad.
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Course structure

When you join the course, you'll have the option to choose from two main pathways: English Language and Linguistics, or English Literature. You'll also choose a language pathway. To apply for this course, use the UCAS code from your language pathway of choice. The UCAS codes are listed under the headings below. 


The modules you'll study will depend on the pathway you choose. You will choose between English Language and Linguistics or English Literature as a main pathway. You'll then select a language pathway from Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian or Spanish.

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.

Meet the team

Dr Dominik Vajn
Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics
Dr Robert Kasza
Senior Lecturer in Japanese
Dr Olga Tabachnikova
Reader in Russian
Dr Hae-Sung Jeon
Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies

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Future careers

Our English and a Modern Language degree opens doors to exciting career opportunities worldwide. You could work in a wide range of sectors, including teaching, journalism, publishing, arts, theatre and advertising.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
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.


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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