English Language and Linguistics BA (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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**Overview**Build on your interest in the English language and explore it from every angle on this BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics degree course.You'll discover how language works in literature and digital communication, examine forensic linguistics and learn how people use the English language across the world.The study of English language and linguistics sets you up for a career where your communication, creative, management and critical thinking skills will shine. You could work in areas such as publishing, teaching, advertising and marketing.**What you'll experience**On this English Language and Linguistics course you’ll:- Explore English language in social media, TV, advertising and professional contexts- Learn how English relates to issues such as gender, education, and forensics- Develop critical and analytic skills, alongside transferable skills in communication, research, and problem solving- Develop abilities in analysis, criticism and argument, including using corpora and transcribing texts- Build transferable skills, such as communication, research, time management, team working and problem solving- Tailor your studies by choosing modules that match your interests and career ambitions- Have the opportunity to get the Trinity Certificate in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), depending on the modules you select**Optional pathways**Interested in pairing English language and linguistics with English literature or journalism? Expand your degree with an optional pathway into another subject. It'll lead to these awards at the end of the course:- BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics with Literature- BA (Hons) Journalism with English Language and Linguistics**Careers and opportunities**What can you do with an English Language and Linguistics degree?After the course, you can use the communication and professional skills you've learnt across various roles in the private and public sectors. Fields you could work in include:- advertising- education- communication- media- marketing- publishing- technical writing- teaching EnglishYou could also go onto to do postgraduate study in areas such as speech therapy, communication studies and marketingAfter you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career."Analysing transcripts of stand-up comedy or sketch shows to see how comedians use features of language to create humour was one of my favourite parts." Dorothy Constantino, BA Hons English Language and Linguistics student

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  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
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  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
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96-112 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, to include English Language or Literature.

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