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English Language and Linguistics (BA)

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

About this course

Study the history and structures of how English is used around the world. You’ll learn how English varies across speakers, how it develops and how it’s used by speakers at one of the UK’s leading Modern Languages and Linguistics departments.

You’ll take modules in applied linguistics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, language teaching and English around the world. You’ll also have an opportunity to study a foreign language, and take related modules in disciplines such as philosophy, psychology and film.

You can tailor your module choices to your own interests and career choices.

In your final year, you’ll write a dissertation, specialising in an area that suits your interests and combines well with what you’ve studied so far.

After 3 years you’ll:

  • have an advanced knowledge of contemporary English, its development, systems and use around the world

  • have analytical, research and personal skills relevant to a range of careers

  • achieve a balance between supporting your learning and ensuring that you develop the range of skills needed to become an independent learner

A degree in English Language and Linguistics gives you training and expertise that are of special interest to many employers. It’s a course that provides you with the knowledge and skills to follow a wide range of careers.

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 211.28 KB).

Location and awarding body

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