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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

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

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 qualifications.

Are you interested in understanding how language works and is applied in different situations? An ever-changing medium, language is crucial to our understanding of ourselves as members of society, as individuals, and as a species.

You will explore language in a range of different social contexts and settings - both online and offline - including how it’s taught, how it’s acquired by children and adults, and how it’s used by different cultural and societal groups.

Your learning structure

The aim of the foundation year is to prepare you for your English language and linguistics degree. As you progress, each stage builds on your prior learning:

Foundation year: gain a thorough grounding in study at degree level. Core modules will develop key skills to support your learning.

Career

Your degree will help you to gain transferable skills such as critical thinking, language teaching and negotiation, which are valued in a range of sectors. As such, 90% of graduates from our department are in work or further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2016–17).

Graduates of our department have found careers in a variety of fields. These include:

  • 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.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,320per year

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

University information

University of Reading

  • University League Table

    39th

  • 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

    62nd out of 106 5

    20th out of 29 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    118 58%

    49th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    99th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 222
    133 65%

    16th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    26th

    3

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