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English Language and Linguistics BA (Hons)

Bristol, University of the West of England

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Frenchay Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The course allows you to combine two subject areas, developing your understanding and skills in the related areas of English Language and Linguistics, and offering you a thorough understanding of the concept of 'language'. At the same time this course prepares you for a wide range of possible jobs, both related to the content covered on the course and the skills you develop in applying that content. In English Language we take a close look at the development of English as a global language, at the prospects for its future and cultural aspects of communication. We also examine the structure of the language and at the way it is used to varying effects in different texts. In addition, students have the opportunity to learn in detail how to teach English to speakers of other languages and to undertake creative writing for personal development. In Linguistics we explain how the communicative system that we all have in our minds is structured and how it is used. We also examine how we learn languages as a child or as an adult, and at how we make language work for us in everyday social activities, for example, in the courtroom, or in conversations between doctors and patients, or in advertisements or comic strips. Finally, we address the fact that languages are constantly changing, in large part due to the social and cultural contexts in which we use them. Taken as a whole, the course gives an introduction to many different areas of language, and offers the opportunity to build on these beginnings to gain in-depth knowledge of specific aspects such as discourse analysis, second language acquisition, the teaching of English, bilingualism, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, language change, onomastics, rhetoric and creative writing.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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No specific subjects required. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.

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University information

Bristol, University of the West of England

  • University League Table

    64th

  • Campus address

    Bristol, University West of England, (UWE), Coldharbour Lane, Frenchay, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 1QY, England

From inspiring teaching staff with strong industry links, to modern buildings and purpose-built facilities, UWE Bristol has all that students need to succeed.
With over 30,000 students at UWE Bristol from over 160 countries, students will feel part of a friendly, multicultural community.
Bristol is a vibrant, creative, diverse and welcoming city – frequently named as one of the best places to live, work and study in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 106 4

    25th out of 29 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    108 53%

    68th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    61st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.42 89%

    8th

    6
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    107 52%

    24th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    6th

    5

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