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:
After 3 years, you’ll understand much more about the English language, including its:
geography, history and politics
In your final year, you’ll write a dissertation in an area that interests you.
As part of this course you can:
use our Centre for Language Study, including the English resources room
join one of 40 performing arts groups
take part in writing workshops at Nuffield Southampton Theatres
experiment with writing at our Entropics events
This course is based at Avenue, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.