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English Language & Linguistics BA (Hons)

University of Roehampton

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

If you are intrigued by how meaning is communicated through language or you want to gain a deeper understanding of linguistic structure, this course is perfect for you. You will learn how language works, how sounds combine to form words, and words to form sentences, and how people use language in various contexts and for different purposes. From the spoken to the written, from the internet to politics, you will explore language in all its shapes and sizes.Linguists are concerned with the formal structure of language and with its functions in society. From the sounds children make to the way people speak to the elderly; from media spin to everyday conversations, the language around us contains hints as to its own development and its role in creating the society we live in. To really understand these implications, this programme takes a lively hands-on approach; we pay attention to 'real language'.On the course you will examine the range of different types of language use in contemporary British media such as press, television and radio. You’ll cover topics such as advertising discourse and phone-in talk, as well as news reporting and political interviews. There are also opportunities to apply your knowledge of English language and language learning to critically evaluate techniques used to teach different aspects of English and deal with the practical problem of lesson design.Taught in a state-of-the art digital media building at the heart of our campus in south west London, this degree focuses on formal and functional aspects of language study, providing grounding in structural analysis (grammar, syntax etc.). However, what makes our approach so distinctive is that the emphasis is placed on the sociolinguistic functions of language.**This course also offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree. A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.****Our BA English Language and Linguistic degree was rated as excellent for the quality of its teaching and for its practical approach to linguistics by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.**

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,145per year

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UCAS Points : 112

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University information

University of Roehampton

  • University League Table

    79th

  • Campus address

    University of Roehampton, Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane, Wandsworth, SW15 5PU, England

Roehampton has a friendly international community made up of students from over 140 countries.
The university offers a range of generous scholarships aimed at international students, worth up to £4,000 a year.
A range of pre-sessional English courses are offered, and dedicated support for international students throughout their studies

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 100 10

    20th out of 33 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    101 50%

    81st

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    9th

    22
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    n/a

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    4th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    6th

    7

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