Studying English Language and Linguistics will enable you to discover the changing shape of English over time and space, and the science behind language acquisition, processing and communication.
You’ll engage with theories of how language works as well as hands-on analysis of linguistic data. The challenging integration of theory and practice will enable you to become a uniquely-skilled analytical thinker and problem-solver. Your knowledge and understanding of how a language works and how we communicate, and the skills you will develop along the way, will give you a solid foundation for a wide range of careers.
This flexible course allows you to focus on your main interests from the second year onwards. You’ll be taught by world-leading academics whose expertise covers a range of areas of linguistics.
Teaching and assessment
You’ll study and learn with academics who are active researchers, experts in their field and have a passion for their subjects. Our approach to teaching will provide you with the knowledge, opportunities, and support you need to grow and succeed in a global workplace.
Assessment and feedback
You'll complete coursework and exams, ranging from short sets of exercises and extended essays, to group projects where you research and present a topic in a team. Some of our advanced phonetics or phonology modules require spoken (oral) or listening (aural) assessments. In most modules, the final mark is made up of the marks for more than one type of assessment.
You'll also take formative assessments, which do not count towards your final mark, but offer you feedback on your progress and development. Types of feedback can include in-class discussion of common problems on a particular assignment, model answers, one-on-one discussion of research projects and online responses on the module discussion board, as well as written feedback on work that you have submitted.
Careers and skills
Effective communication, critical thinking and project management skills are central to most careers. The study of English Language and Linguistics at York equips you with these skills and others, which translate readily into any work context.
- A level
- Scottish Higher
- Scottish Advanced Higher
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
- OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Extended Project
- Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
- Access to HE Diploma
- Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
Grades / Points
Excluded Subjects:General Studies and Critical Thinking
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
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.