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English Language and Linguistics (BA)

Award
Bachelor of Arts
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
Full-time
Campus
Avenue
UCAS course code
Q311

About this course

Discover how English has developed through history and how it varies in different societies. You'll explore the language, its structure and the linguistic science behind it. You can also choose from a wide range of modules that follow your interests and career goals in the subject. We have one of the UK’s leading Modern Languages and Linguistics departments.

This course will give you an advanced knowledge of contemporary English, its development, systems and use around the world. You'll learn analytical, research and personal skills relevant to a range of careers.

You’ll take modules in:

  • applied linguistics

  • psycholinguistics

  • sociolinguistics

  • language teaching

  • English around the world

You can also study a foreign language and take modules in related disciplines, such as philosophy and film.

In your final year, you’ll write a dissertation specialising in an area that interests you. This will use the skills you developed over the rest of the course.

As part of this course you can:

This course will give you training and expertise that are of special interest to many employers. It provides 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.