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King's College London, University of London

English Language and Linguistics

UCAS Code: Q100

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include one of English Language, Literature, Creative Writing, a modern foreign language or Psychology at grade A.

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:12,P:0

Access to English/Literature/Creative Writing/Humanities/Psychology (or similar subject). Level 3 study to focus on either English Literature, English Language, a modern foreign language, or Psychology.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,D3,M2

Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered. Must include at least one of English Literature, English Language, a modern foreign language, or Psychology at D3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

Must include 3 Higher Level subjects at 665 including Higher Level 6 in at least one of English Literature, English Language, a modern foreign language, or Psychology. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2

Must include at least one of English Literature, English Language, a modern foreign language, or Psychology.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA, including grade A in at least one of English Language, Literature, Creative Writing, a modern foreign language or Psychology.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Must include grade A in at least one of Advanced Higher English, a modern foreign language or Psychology.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B

Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

UCAS Tariff

93-136

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

82%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

English language

Linguistics

This English Language & Linguistics BA is ideal if you are interested in how English evolved and how it is used and influenced by different groups within society. The course seeks to explore the following areas:

How to describe, analyse and research language.

The study of English as a means of communication in the contemporary world, eg. the English used in social media, texting and instant messaging.

The relationship between language, society and culture.

The teaching and learning of English as a foreign and/or second language.

The use of English and other languages in multicultural communities.

The psychology of language, language processing and language disabilities.

Our modules also draw on the research specialisms of our staff, who are world leaders in their fields.

You will begin by following a set course in your first year to provide you with a foundation in the subject. You will then be increasingly free to choose modules that reflect your personal interests in your second and third year.

Teaching style
We will teach you through a combination of lectures, small group discussions and workshops, and we will expect you to undertake a significant amount of self-study. We will also give you a personal tutor to support you through your studies and one-on-one supervision during your dissertation. The majority of your teaching will be face-to-face, but it will be supplemented by our virtual learning environment

Assessment
We will primarily assess you through written exams, coursework essays, presentations (individual and group), reports, projects and assignments. In your final year you are also required to carry out your own research project.

Location
London is the perfect place for your studies - there are over 300 languages spoken in the city so if you want to look at English use in multilingual communities you really won't find anywhere better! The school is based in the Waterloo Bridge Wing of the Franklin-Wilkins Building, with all the facilities offered by the university easily available. The on-site library and computing facilities are readily accessible together with the opportunity to use the University of London library at Senate House.

You will also find the cultural attractions, such as the British Film Institute and the National Theatre on the doorstep of the Waterloo Campus where you are based. The Globe Theatre is a short walk along the river.

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:

King's College London, University of London

Department:

School of Education, Communication and Society

TEF rating:

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What students say


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 studies

Sorry, no information to show

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?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A
469

Linguistics

Sorry, no information to show

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?

63%
UK students
37%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B
424

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
73%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
7%
Public services and other associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Linguistics

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
61%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Media professionals
15%
Childcare and related personal services
12%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is not a particularly common subject at first degree level and most of the degrees that fall in this category are offered by the University of Durham. If you fancy one of these broad degrees, it is probably best to speak directly to tutors to find out what your options on your degree might be and what they can lead to,

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Language and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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