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:
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:
take part in writing workshops at Nuffield Southampton Theatres
access a unique collection of rare books at the Chawton House Library
explore experimental writing with our Entropics events
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.
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.