The University of Southampton
Humanities

Q391 BA English Literature, Language and Linguistics (3 yrs)

This degree programme for international students is taught by outstanding academics in English Literature and Modern Languages. The programme will appeal to anyone fascinated by the English Language but also how the language is manifested in historic, colonial and contemporary literature.

Introducing your degree

This distinctive degree course in English Literature, Language and Linguistics for international students allows you to explore the English language from a range of angles, scientifically through linguistics and historically through literary texts and cultures.

Overview

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Programme Structure

As a language student you will be allocated to a stage of language proficiency in our unique system of seven language levels. This is designed to place you at the stage most appropriate to develop your spoken and written skills, enabling you to make rapid progress. In all years of study you will benefit from our wide range of resources. You will use the excellent facilities in the Centre for Language Study, including extensive multimedia facilities and online resources.

Alongside your progression through the English language stages in each year of your degree, you will also follow a number of compulsory and optional modules in literature and linguistics. Each semester you will study four modules. One will be your language module. Usually, at least one will be an English literature module, and at least one will be a language/linguistics module. Your remaining optional modules are made up from a broad range available within the departments of English and Modern Languages (including cultural, social and political studies), or free elective modules. In your final year you will have the opportunity to prepare a dissertation on a topic of your choice, under the guidance of an appropriate supervisor.

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Key Facts

  • 95% of our English students are satisfied with our teaching quality (National Student Survey 2013)
  • A wide range of options, including groundbreaking work in international writing, film studies and creative writing
  • The opportunity to study a language, plus student exchanges with Frankfurt, Lausanne, Barcelona and Cracow
  • Modern languages at Southampton has been ranked in the top five universities by The Guardian for the last four years

  • Opportunity to learn another language from scratch, such as Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Russian or Polish

Did you know?

You can take this programme with a year abroad at one of our 173 partner institutions in over 24 countries – use code Q392 when you apply through UCAS.

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

A Levels:
QualificationGrade
GCE A-level

This course is for international students.

We consider applications from international students with strong grades in High School qualifications. Typically a GPA of 3.0 or percentage grades of 80%.

IELTS: We normally ask for an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with not less than 7.0 in Reading and Writing, 6.5 in Listening and Speaking, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

IB:
QualificationGrade
International Baccalaureate34 points overall with 17 at Higher level Contact us for further information on equivalencies for these qualifications and others not listed here
International Foundation Year

International students who do not currently meet our entry requirements may be able to join this course on successful completion of our International Foundation Year. For more information visit the IFY course page

Selection process:
Intake:
50
Average applications per place:
5

Selection is normally based on actual or predicted grades plus the reference and personal statement on your UCAS application. Exceptionally we may ask you to come for an interview before making an offer.

Helpful information on applying, meeting a University representative in your country, or improving your English language levels can be found on the International Office website.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Modules

Typical course content

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Innovation modules outside of your subject area

Our Curriculum Innovation Programme offers you the chance to take optional modules outside of your chosen subject area. This allows you to personalise your education, to develop new skills and knowledge for your future. Modules range from "Living and working on the web" to "Business skills for employability".

View the Curriculum Innovation modules for this course

Learn a language

Some of our courses also give you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.

View the language modules on offer for this course

Year 1

Semester One

ENGL9___ English Language Stage

English: Narrative and Culture may be replace with an alternative module PLUS ENGL1004 Poetic Language OR ENGL1085 Multimedia Old English

Students can choose in semester one any other BA module option offered by Humanities. Students wishing to take non-English modules or non-Language /Linguistics modules must contact their Academic Advisor in the first instance.

Compulsory
LING1002
Introduction to the English Language in its global context
ENGL1007
Narrative and Culture

Year 2

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Semester One

ENGL____ English Language stage

You must choose 3 modules from a defined list of LANG, LING, ENGL, likely to include  those modules below

You must choose at least one LING/LANG option and one ENGL literature option. The remaining module is your own choice.

Students can choose in each semester any other BA module option offered by Humanities. Students wishing to take non-English modules or non-Language/Linguistics modules must contact their Academic Advisor in the first instance.

Optional
ENGL2005
Romanticism
ENGL2027
Children's Literature
ENGL2029
Modern Drama since World War II
ENGL2034
Themes in Mid-Nineteenth Century American Literature
ENGL2046
Images of Africa in Literature and Culture
ENGL2051
Objects of Desire
ENGL2058
Literatures of Islands and Oceans
ENGL2069
Film Adaptation: Culture and Context
ENGL2073
Visions of Beowulf: new encounters with Anglo-Saxon culture
ENGL2077
Money and Meaning in American Fiction
ENGL2079
Contemporary Women’s Writing
ENGL2080
Queens, Devils and Players in Early Modern England
ENGL2083
Tales of Travel c.1000-1650: Idylls, Utopias, Monsters, and Cannibals
ENGL2084
The Figure of the Child in Literature, Film and Culture
ENGL2085
The Enlightenment Body
ENGL2091
From Black and White to Colour: A Screen History of ‘Race’, Gender and Sexuality in Post-War Britain
ENGL2092
Women Writers Remixed ca. 1850—1915
LANG2002
Globalisation: Economics, Politics, Culture and the Nation State
LANG2005
Ethnography for Language Learners
LANG2006
Auto/biography, Testimony and Biography
LING2002
Psycholinguistics
LING2004
Discourse Analysis
LING2008
Sound and Voice
Semester Two

ENGL____ English Language stage 

You must choose 3 modules from a defined list of LANG, LING, ENGL, likely to include the modules below 

You must choose at least one LING/LANG option and one ENGL literature option. The remaining module is your own choice.

Students can choose in each semester any other BA module option offered by Humanities. Students wishing to take non-English or non-Language/Linguistics modules must contact their Academic Advisor in the first instance.

Optional
ENGL2010
Postcolonial Texts and Contexts
ENGL2011
Women, Writing and Modernity, 1770-1820
ENGL2013
Writing Rural England
ENGL2061
19th Century Novel
ENGL2063
Problems in Shakespeare: Text, Print and Performance
ENGL2074
Change and the English Countryside in the 19th Century
ENGL2075
Brief Encounters: Writing Short Stories
ENGL2076
Creative Writing after Modernism
ENGL2078
Scriptwriting
ENGL2088
British Culture in the 1980s’
ENGL2089
Poems, Books and Anthologies
ENGL2093
Contemporary Fiction and Visual Culture
ENGL2094
Victorian Feelings
ENGL2095
Patriots and Cosmopolitans: African modes of belonging
ENGL2096
Making New York Modern
LING2003
Syntax: Studying Language Structure
LING2007
Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language
LING2009
Multilingualism

Year 3

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Fees & funding

Tuition fees

Course fees for 2016/17 full-time UK and EU undergraduate students are typically £9,000 per year. Tuition fees for international students differ between each course. Most part-time courses cost 50% of the full-time fee.

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Funding

Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Career Opportunities

Employability is embedded into our English modules from the first year onwards, right from the first lecture. We offer a number of optional employability modules.

As part of promoting extracurricular events, we support activities such as bringing Shakespeare to life in schools, and enjoy good relationships with local organisations. With many employers now expecting extracurricular or voluntary experience, this can prove vital.

Pathways

Pathways

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Study Locations

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