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Applied Linguistics and English Language (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Master the English language in an exciting, multicultural city. At Southampton, you can learn about British culture and society. You'll learn the English language, and study its structure, how it developed, and how different societies use it. This degree is for EU or international students that are non-native English speakers.

Each year you'll take advanced English language lessons. We'll match the level to your writing and speaking ability, to help you progress faster.

You’ll explore linguistics, which is the science of language - its structure, grammar and sounds. You'll study how language develops and look at the literature and culture from other countries that speak English.

You can also choose modules on British life and society, and more advanced topics including:

  • psycholinguistics

  • sociolinguistics

  • phonetics

After 3 years, you’ll understand much more about the English language, including its:

  • geography, history and politics

  • variations

  • educational context

In your final year, you’ll write a dissertation in an area that interests you.

As part of this course you can:

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 316.83 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Avenue campus in Southampton. The awarding body is University of Southampton.