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English Language BA (Hons)

Cardiff University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site - Cardiff

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

English language at Cardiff has a distinctive character. As would be expected of any good course, you will be provided with a rigorous grounding in the analysis of the language.You will learn such essential linguistic tools as phonetics, grammar and discourse analysis from those who are helping develop those fields. Since we take a broad approach to language, you will also learn how to analyse the types of multimodal texts (for example combining word, image and sound) that predominate in contemporary media.Language analysis, though, is just the starting point. What makes Cardiff special is our focus on the intersection of language with culture, society, politics and mind. While arming you with technical skills of analysis, we then expect you to grapple with exciting theories that will enable you to take into account the multifarious aspects of the context of language use and interpret the communication in a complex and meaningful way.We aim to provide a course that you can personalise to your own requirements. We provide a set of carefully-designed core modules that offer a solid base for all, but then allow you, with advice from your personal tutor, to carve out a programme that will best fit your interests and career aspirations.The course is organised to match a wide range of relevant career options. As a student in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff you will be taught by leading researchers in the subject.We pride ourselves on nurturing a friendly, personalised and supportive environment for our students, with staff spending a great deal of time at various points in the semester in individual one-to-one meetings with students.Distinctive featuresThe distinctive features of the course include:•core modules that offer a solid base for all but then allow you, with advice from your personal tutor, to carve out a programme that will best fit your interests and career aspirations•teaching by leading researchers in the subject•individual meetings with academic staff, supportive academic progress meetings with your personal tutor and an opportunity to attend research seminars and careers activities

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 19,200per 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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University information

Cardiff University

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    Cardiff University, PO Box 921, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 3XQ, Wales

Cardiff University has a welcoming and vibrant international community, with over 8,600 students coming from more than 130 countries.
Cardiff is a truly global institution, with more than 200 partnerships and formal research links worldwide giving its students access to unique opportunities.
In addition to a wide range of support services, your studies will be guided by a personal tutor able to give you both academic and professional advice.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 100 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    137 67%

    29th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    42nd

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    83rd

    11

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