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English with English Language BA BA (Hons)

University of Leicester

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 - 4 Years

Course summary

Course description

Our English with English Language BA offers you the chance to study English language and literature from its earliest forms through to the present day, and gives you the opportunity to learn a range of approaches for analysing language use.

As well as studying poetry, novels, and drama, you will learn the key frameworks for describing English, and a range of approaches for studying language use, getting to grips with the historical and social variation in the English language.

Flexibility is at the heart our our courses, and you will be able to study options in a range of specialist modules including World Englishes, Language and Gender, place names, lexicography and more. Under the guidance of specialists in the relevant fields, you will gain experience in carrying out fieldwork and independent research.

As you explore the development of the modern novel, you will learn about the history of the English language itself; while reading texts in Old and Middle English you will examine the social and political dimensions of language.

This dynamic course will introduce you to fascinating material both old and new, while equipping you with a raft of analytical skills to appraise the language which made that material possible.

Assessment

You will be assessed by range of different methods, in order to reflect the number of different skills you will acquire, including essays, group-work projects, oral presentations, reviews, portfolios, and exams. These assessments are designed to help you build confidence in a range of areas and to provide prospective employers with evidence that you can work effectively both as an independent researcher and as a team member. Your final degree result will be based on the work you do in the second and third years of your degree.

You will have regular meetings with your personal tutor to discuss progress in your studies. Your personal tutor will also provide a sympathetic ear for all matters of personal concern, whether academic, financial, housing, career, or social. Our pastoral care system is first-rate, and feedback and participation are encouraged through the Student-Staff Committee, where lecturers and student representatives from all years meet to discuss the issues that affect you.

Careers and employability

We offer an option module on 'Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages'. This will increase your own understanding of the English language and provide practical teaching experience. It leads to the highly respected Cambridge CELTA qualification, which will allow you to teach both in this country and abroad.

We also offer an option module on 'English and Education' which provides practical teaching experience with a placement in a local school. You can also gain direct experience in the publishing industry with the module 'Diversifying Publishing and the Literature Industry'.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates have found work with companies such as:

  • Allegis Group
  • Aceville Publications
  • The Mills Archive Trust
  • PPL PRS Music Licensing
  • Dennis Publishing
  • Miyazaki City Board of Education.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,450per year

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

University information

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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 106 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    125 61%

    40th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    35th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    82nd

    2

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