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BA (Hons)

English & a Modern Language

3 Years
September 2022
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Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

If you have a passion for language and communication then English and a Modern Language is ideal for you. Combine your love of languages with English Language or Literature and open doors to some fantastic careers.

In choosing to study a Modern Language alongside English Language and Linguistics or English Literature you will greatly enhance your communication skills and gain the experience needed for a successful career in a wide range of exciting professions.

If you’re fascinated by the structure and usage of the English language, then our English Language and Linguistics pathway is for you. If you love exploring and analysing literary texts and their relationship to society and culture, you can opt for our English Literature route.

The Modern Language aspect will focus on developing excellent verbal and written communication skills in a language of your choice. You’ll have the opportunity to spend time overseas and immerse yourself in the society and culture of a country where your chosen language is spoken.

Why study with us

  • Our Literature in English courses are ranked 2nd in the UK for academic support and 5th in the UK for learning resources – National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • Our Linguistics courses are ranked 1st in the UK for teaching quality and 2nd in the UK for academic support – National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to spend time overseas and immerse yourself in your chosen language and culture.

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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.

Module Overview

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

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.

Graduates who like to travel can carve out successful careers in international business, consultancy, translation and interpreting, or worldwide teaching.

If you’re interested in a career in teaching and education, we have links with a network of regional schools. You might go on to gain a PGCE in primary or secondary education, or a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

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

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


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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