English Language and Linguistics BA (Hons)

University of York

Key Information

Course duration: 3 Years

Mode of study: Full time

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

Subject Ranking

Ranked 8th for English (View subject table)

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  • Graduate Prospects
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    75.0 / 100.0
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    4.10 / 5.00


UCAS Course Code: Q302

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: AAB–ABB
SQA Higher: AAAAB–AAABB Acceptable with or without Scottish Advanced Highers
SQA Advanced Higher: AB Acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Highers

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Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £17,120 per year

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The Course


English is spoken by over one billion people, either natively or as a second language. By immersing yourself in the study of English, you'll reach deep conclusions about the nature of the language and discover the forces that have shaped it over time. You'll learn from world-leading academics, whose expertise covers topics from forensic phonetics to sociolinguistics. You'll develop skills of analysis and critical thinking through study of one of the world's most influential languages. The course offers flexibility in module choices from the second year onwards, so you can focus on your main interests. You will be taught by world-leading academics, whose expertise covers a range of areas of linguistics, including forensic phonetics, historical linguistics, child language, and sociolinguistics. You will engage with the study of language both at the conceptual level and the detailed level of raw linguistic data. The main assessment types on the English Language and Linguistics degree are exams and coursework. Apart from their understanding of the English language and their knowledge of linguistics, our alumni have the confidence and skills that come from successfully completing a demanding course and participating fully in university life.

Start Dates

  • October 2019 at Main Site

University of York

University League Table Ranking: 21st

The University of York is a world-class, research-intensive Russell Group university, in one of Europe's most beautiful cities. The university combines academic excellence with an inclusive culture, and students leave equipped to prosper in a global workplace.

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Postal Address

Language and Linguistic Science
University of York
YO10 5DD

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