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English Language and Linguistics (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Typical Offer
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3 years
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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 Languages, Cultures & Linguistics department.

This English language and linguistics degree 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 explore topics like:

  • sociolinguistics
  • language change
  • language acquisition
  • psycholinguistics
  • English language teaching
  • world Englishes

You can also study a foreign language and take modules in related disciplines, such as sociology, psychology and English literature.

In your final year, you’ll write a dissertation specialising in an area that interests you, based on your studies in years 1 and 2. This will use the skills you developed over the rest of the course.

This course will give you the 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 will also have access to our Digital Humanities Hub and support from our team of expert academics and technicians.

Through the hub, you can investigate how technology can enhance the study of languages, cultures and linguistics. This includes:

  • creating immersive virtual experiences of intercultural and multilingual environments
  • using specialist software to analyse speech sounds or large-scale text data
  • explore the differences between human and machine translation

This course is available as a 4-year variant with a year abroad in countries such as America, Canada, South Korea, Germany and more. This is a good opportunity to spend a year studying at a partner university.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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