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Anglia Ruskin University

English Language and Linguistics

UCAS Code: Q310

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


96 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A levels (or equivalent).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.

UCAS Tariff

96

UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A levels (or equivalent).

100%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

English language

Do you want a deeper understanding of language as an important bridge for many cultures across the globe? This course will develop your knowledge of English, its nature, mechanics, and evolution. You’ll also have the chance to explore specialist skills like creative writing and Teaching English as a Foreign Language, opening up many new career options.
You’ll be introduced to many issues in applied linguistics and language studies, such as semantics, phonetics and phonology, then learn to apply them to a range of contexts.

You’ll trace how the English language has developed and spread across the globe, splitting into different offshoots and 'new Englishes'. You’ll examine how language is used to shape and manipulate people's ideas and opinions, and how English is picked up as a first or second language by both children and adults.

Our choice of modules will let you delve deeper into your own interests or career, with options like creative writing, literature, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) or the media. You’ll even get the chance to study a foreign language from beginner or elementary level.

English is increasingly used as a global language, and excellent communication and intercultural skills are nowadays required by many employers. This course will help you to explore the nature and mechanics of the English language.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Language and Data
Revealing English Structure: The Phrase
Revealing English Structure: The Sentence
The Nature of Language
Introduction to the Sounds of English
Semantics and Pragmatics
Language and Society
Intercultural Awareness

Year two, core modules

Structure of English Past and Present
English Phonetics and Phonology
Language and Image
Research Methods for English Language, Linguistics and TESOL
Regional Varieties of British English

Year two, optional modules

Intercultural Encounters in Global Cinema
TESOL - The Language System
Stylistics
Language and Gender
TESOL - Language Skills
News and Feature Writing
Postcolonialism
Sociology of Education
The History of the Book

Year three, core modules

Major Project
Empirical Linguistics
Languages in Contrast

Year three, optional modules

Global English
Language Acquisition: Topics and Issues
Philosophies of Language and the Body
Narrative in Global Cinema
Race, Racism and Cultural Identity
Working in English and Media
Special Topic in Linguistics
Methods and Developments in TEFL
Intercultural Competence and Graduate Mobility
Contemporary Fiction
Writing for Work

Optional modules available in levels 5 and 6

Anglia Language Programme

Assessment methods

For a full breakdown of module options and credits, please view the appropriate module structure on our website:

Cambridge, September start
Cambridge, January start

You’ll demonstrate your progress through a combination of traditional assessment, such as essays, exams or oral presentations, and portfolios, which involve both theoretical and practical work. Most of our modules also include a practical element, such as a data analysis exercise, allowing you to apply your theoretical knowledge to ‘real’ situations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge Campus

Department:

English and Media

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
English language

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English language

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
71%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Teaching and educational professionals
12%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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