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University of Winchester

English Language

UCAS Code: Q310

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

Entry requirements


We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

An A Level A*-B pass in an English subject is required. This can be in English Literature, English Language, English Language and English Literature or Creative Writing. A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.

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About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

English language

- English Language achieved 100% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2018 National Student Survey

- Study English as a global language, sharing experiences with different cultures and communities

- Develop a deep understanding of the fundamentals of the English language, its historical evolution and its role in constructing identities, social relations and practices

- Gain valuable transferable skills in data collection and analysis, critical thinking, presentation skills, academic writing and independent research

- Opportunities to undertake a volunteering placement in Year 2 and attend optional field trips

Language is central to our lives and how we communicate. Learning how languages work opens doors to cultures, communities and opportunities in the global workplace. English Language at Winchester focuses on real-world application of language, exploring how it is used and what it tells us about our society, culture and mind in the past, present and possibly future.

The programme’s coherent but varied range of topics takes you on an absorbing journey through the linguistic make-up of English, engaging with real-world language in aspects of discourse analysis and anthropology and concepts such as multimodality and materiality. Alongside this, you may choose from a diverse range of modules such as Postcolonial Fictions, Political Philosophy, Social Media and Critical Reading.

Over the course of three years, our supportive staff help you become a confident and analytical linguist with the skills to excel in a range of fields in the modern employment market.

And you won’t always be cooped up in a lecture theatre. Independent and group learning is a core seam of the three-year course. You have the chance to undertake a volunteering placement in your second year. And there are opportunities to attend optional field trips – previous students have visited places of interest within Winchester and as far afield as Germany.

In Year 1, you are introduced to key concepts and skills to build a solid understanding of syntax and morphology, phonetics and phonology and semantics and pragmatics. Possible optional modules cover media studies, poetry, politics and more.

Year 2 offers introductions to more specific schools of linguistic research, such as sociolinguistics or periods of historical linguistics, among others. Optional modules may include Language and the Mind, Language Acquisition and Forensic Linguistics.

Your final year culminates in an extended piece of work, either a dissertation or an independent project, which enables you to explore a topic that is especially interesting to you or relevant to your career aspirations, overseen by a staff member in that area.

Optional modules may include Ethnography, The Evolution of Language or English in the World.

With a thorough grounding in language and fresh insights into other cultures and the nature of communication, graduates enter a wide range of careers including speech and language therapy, writing, publishing, media work, human resources, teaching and advertising. Others pursue careers in teaching English as a foreign language.

Modules

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Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Winchester

Department:

Department of English, Creative Writing and American Studies

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

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


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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.

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Average annual salary
93%
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Employed or in further education
89%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Childcare and related personal services
10%
Other administrative occupations
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What about your long term prospects?

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

English language

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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