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English Language and Linguistics with Foundation BA (Hons)

University of Reading

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Explore how language lies at the heart of human life and society, and develop core academic skills, with our BA English Language and Linguistics with Foundation degree.This four-year programme includes a foundation year that leads directly into the three-year course. It provides an excellent route to a degree in English language and linguistics if you do not have the typical entry requirements.**Foundation year**The foundation year will provide you with the skills and knowledge to succeed at university. You'll develop core skills in academic study, writing and research.Your subject-specific studies will include:- Study Skills, which develops your academic writing, research, referencing, critical thinking, teamwork, study techniques and study management- Persuasive Writing, which explores how writing shapes our lives, and how it's used for social media, journalistic and political persuasion- Identities, which explores identity in relation to national/race identity, gender, changing identities and sense of self, examining everything from texts and objects to film and cultural documents- Perspectives, which enhances your ability to study and understand problems, events, objects and texts from a variety of perspectives.Your learning will be delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops.A foundation year is more than a stepping-stone to a degree. You will also benefit from:- access to our full range of facilities and resources- full integration into university life, before your degree year begins- experience of an academic environment, and the ability to work independently- specialist support and guidance.**Careers**A degree in English language and linguistics will provide you with transferable skills for a wide range of careers. 100% of our graduates are in work or further study 15 months after finishing their course[1].Our graduates have pursued careers in fields such as:- teaching, both in the UK and abroad- speech and language therapy- publishing- event coordination- journalism- speech writing- the Civil Service- media, including advertising, marketing and public relations- information technology.Your degree could also lead to postgraduate study in a related area.[1] Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2017/18; First Degree and other undergraduate responders from English Language and Applied Linguistics.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,500per year

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University information

University of Reading

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  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 23,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master's and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    35th out of 100 27

    27th out of 33 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    121 60%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    123 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60.0 60%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.48 70%



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