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De Montfort University

English Language with Mandarin

UCAS Code: Q311

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

Entry requirements


A level

A*-C

in English Language or Literature

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

including grade C or above in A Level English Language or Literature

UCAS Tariff

104

- From at least 2 A Levels including grade C or above in A Level English Language or Literature - Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature

50%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

English language

Chinese languages

Our Languages pathway allows you to study Mandarin Chinese alongside English Language. Ideal for students who dropped languages at school after year nine or GCSEs, and for those who have no background in languages, the pathway offers you an essential skill for success in the global job market. You will take a 30 credit beginners or post-GCSE module in Mandarin Chinese which will equate to two hours of language classes and one hour of cultural studies per week, learning about the history, culture, institutions, politics and literature of your chosen language.

• **Specialist areas of study**
involving analysis of the structure and mechanics of how language functions with a wider study of the cultural and social aspects of language and communication
• **Final-year placement module**
which enables you to put your theoretical knowledge into practice
• **Taught by experienced practitioners;**
ensuring the skills you develop are current to professional practice
• **Enhance your employability**
through a recognised competence in a foreign language, distinguishing you from other graduates and significantly improving your career prospects
• **International opportunities**
to give the experience of living in a different culture, the opportunity to practise your language skills, improve your global outlook and make new contacts through #DMUglobal.

Modules

First year
• Words in Action: an introduction to Grammar and Linguistics
• Evolving Language: An Introduction to the Histories of Language
• Modern Foreign Language 1 (Basic User or Independent User depending on entry language level)
Optional modules
• Foundations in English Language Teaching for International Learners
• Exploring Creative Writing
• Introduction to English and Adaptation

Second year
• Sociolinguistics
• Structure and Meaning in Language
• Modern Foreign Language 2
Optional modules
• Language in Context
• Teaching English Language
• Writing Place
• Text Technologies

Third year
• English Language Dissertation
• Modern Foreign Language 3
Optional modules
• English Language in the Workplace (Placement Module)
• Language Acquisition
• Language, Mind and Culture
• Powerful Language: An Introduction To Rhetoric
• Perception, Persuasion, Power: Communication and Control
• Textual Studies using Computers
• Professional Writing Skills

Assessment methods

Our staff are experts in fields as diverse as online communication and identity, language and globalisation, semantics and meaning, and propaganda and counter-terrorism. You will benefit from a range of visiting speakers throughout the course. Previous guest lecturers have included world experts in subjects such as forensic linguistics.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Arts, Design and Humanities

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.

86%
high
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

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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

82%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Language and area studies

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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
99%
high
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Languages, linguistics and classics

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
99%
high
Employed or in further education
79%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a small, general category covering several different subject areas - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. The most common courses covered here are in translation, with just 55 students graduating in translation degrees in 2015. The arts were the most likely job sector for graduates from these courses, but it's a good idea to go to university open days to ask tutors more specific questions about what previous graduates typically went on to do with their degree.

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