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Q391 BA English Literature, Language and Linguistics (3 years)

This degree programme for international students is taught by outstanding academics in English Literature and Modern Languages. The programme will appeal to anyone fascinated by the English Language but also how the language is manifested in historic, colonial and contemporary literature.

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Introducing your degree

This distinctive degree course in English Literature, Language and Linguistics for international students allows you to explore the English language from a range of angles, scientifically through linguistics and historically through literary texts and cultures.

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Programme Structure

As a language student you will be allocated to a stage of language proficiency in our unique system of seven language levels. This is designed to place you at the stage most appropriate to develop your spoken and written skills, enabling you to make rapid progress. In all years of study you will benefit from our wide range of resources. You will use the excellent facilities in the Centre for Language Study, including extensive multimedia facilities and online resources.

Alongside your progression through the English language stages in each year of your degree, you will also follow a number of compulsory and optional modules in literature and linguistics. Each semester you will study four modules. One will be your language module. Usually, at least one will be an English literature module, and at least one will be a language/linguistics module. Your remaining optional modules are made up from a broad range available within the departments of English and Modern Languages (including cultural, social and political studies), or free elective modules. In your final year you will have the opportunity to prepare a dissertation on a topic of your choice, under the guidance of an appropriate supervisor.

View the programme specification for this course for 2018/19 entrants

View the programme specification for this course for 2019/20 entrants

Key Facts

  • A wide range of options, including groundbreaking work in international writing, film studies and creative writing
  • The opportunity to study a language, plus student exchanges with Frankfurt, Lausanne, Barcelona and Cracow
  • Opportunity to learn another language from scratch, such as Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Russian or Polish

Did you know?

You can take this programme with a year abroad at one of our 173 partner institutions in over 24 countries – use code Q392 when you apply through UCAS.

Typical entry requirements

For 2020 entry

View 2019 entry requirements

QualificationGrade
GCSE Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)
GCE A-Level

AAB

This degree is for non-native English speakers only

International Baccalaureate Diploma
offer

Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level

Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.

International Baccalaureate Career Programme (IBCP)
offer

Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements.

Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

European Baccalaureate offer 80% overall
International qualifications

Find a list of accepted international qualifications listed by country

This is a list of the international qualifications that are recognised by the University of Southampton. If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.

English language requirements

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement. Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements.

Band C IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components

For 2019 entry

QualificationGrade
 GCE A-level

This course is for international students.

We consider applications from international students with strong grades in High School qualifications. Typically a GPA of 3.0 or percentage grades of 80%.

IELTS: We normally ask for an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with not less than 7.0 in Reading and Writing, 6.5 in Listening and Speaking, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

International Baccalaureate requirements

34 points overall with 17 at Higher level

Contact us for further information on equivalencies for these qualifications and others not listed here

 

International Foundation Year

International students who do not currently meet our entry requirements may be able to join this course on successful completion of our International Foundation Year. Find out more about the Foundation Year.

Selection process:
Intake:
50
Average applications per place:
5

Selection is normally based on actual or predicted grades plus the reference and personal statement on your UCAS application. Exceptionally we may ask you to come for an interview before making an offer.

Helpful information on applying, meeting a University representative in your country, or improving your English language levels can be found on the International Office website.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

Innovation modules outside of your subject area
Our Curriculum Innovation Programme offers you the chance to take optional modules outside of your chosen subject area. This allows you to personalise your education, to develop new skills and knowledge for your future. Modules range from "Living and working on the web" to "Business skills for employability".

Year 1

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

Semester One

ENGL9___ English Language Stage

Students can choose in semester one any other BA module option offered by Humanities. Students wishing to take non-English modules or non-Language /Linguistics modules must contact their Academic Tutor in the first instance.

Compulsory
LING1002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
ENGL1004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1085Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1086Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1089Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two

ENGL9___ English Language Stage

 

Compulsory
LING1001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Optional
ENGL1080Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1087Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1090Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL1091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Year 2

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

2nd Year Options

Select a total of 90 credits from the following groups

BA English Literature, Language and Linguistics students should take one 30 credit English module in one semester and two 15 credit English modules in the other semester. Students can choose 15 credits from selected alternative modules in Semester 1. Students wishing to take non-English modules or non-Language/Linguistics modules must contact Stephen Morton (S.C.Morton@soton.ac.uk), the Director of Programmes in English in the first instance.

If the module you select is listed as full please select an alternative module. The system will keep a record of when you made your first selection, and generate a waiting list from the record.

Semester One
Compulsory
ENGL9003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Optional

Semester 1 English Modules Group 1 Select one 30 credit or two 15 credit English modules from this group

ENGL2012Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2027Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2080Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL2087Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2096Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2097Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2101Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM2006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM2028Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
GERM2006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA2008Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL1019Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
PHIL2001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Semester 1 LING/LANG Options Group 2 You must select 15 credits

LANG2002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LANG2009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING2002Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING2003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING2004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING2008Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
Compulsory
ENGL9003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Optional

Semester 2 ENGL Modules Group 3 If you selected one 30 credit English module in Semester 1 you must select two 15 credit modules from this group If you selected two 15 credit English modules in Semester 1 you must select one 30 credit module from this group

ENGL2011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2052Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2075Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL2078Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2092Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2094Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2099Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2103Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL2104Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL2105Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
FILM1020Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM2019Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Semester 2 LING/LANG Modules Group 4 You must select 15 credits from this group

LANG2005Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING2007Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING2009Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING2010Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING2011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Year 3

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

3rd Year Options

Select a total of 90 credits from the following groups

BA Eng Lit, Lang & Ling students normally take one 30 credit English module in one semester and two 15 credit English modules in the other semester. Students can choose 15 credits from selected alternative modules in Semester 1. Students wishing to take non-English modules or non-Language/Linguistics modules must contact Stephen Morton (S.C.Morton@soton.ac.uk), the Director of Programmes in English in the first instance.

If the module you select is listed as full, you can log into the system again and select an alternative module. The system will keep a record of when you made your first selection and generate a waiting list from the record. Please use the comments box to indicate which module you would prefer to drop to make way for your preferred choice.

Semester One

Students choose ENGL3016 or LANG3003.

 

Compulsory
ENGL9004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Optional

Dissertation Modules Group 1 You must select 1 dissertation module If you wish to take an English dissertation, you should select ENGL3016, two 15 credit English modules and one 15 credit Ling/Lang module in semester one and one 15 credit LING/LANG module in semester two. If you wish to take a Language dissertation, you should select LANG3003, a 30 credit English module in one semester and two 15 credit English modules in the other semester.

ENGL3016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
LANG3003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Semester 1 English Modules Group 2 Select 30 credits from the following Note: You cannot select ENGL3092 if you have already taken ENGL2087.

ENGL3004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3015Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3041Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3056Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3058Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3089Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3098Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3099Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3100Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
GERM3016Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Semester 1 LING/LANG Modules Group 3 Select up to 15 credits If you selected ENGL3016 select 15 credits from the group below. If you selected LANG3003, do not select from this group. Please be aware that for LANG3007 you need to have English Stage 5 (or equivalent) with either French, German or Spanish as Level 1.

LANG3007Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING3001Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING3005Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING3014Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
Semester Two
Compulsory
ENGL9004Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
Optional

Semester 2 English Group 4 If you chose two 15 credit English modules in semester one and you are not taking ENGL3016, you should select one 30 credit English module from Group 4 below. You cannot select ENGL3094 if you took ENGL2085 in Part 2. You cannot select ENGL3079 if you took ENGL2073 in Part 2. If you took ENGL2077 in Part 2 you may not take ENGL3081 in Part 3

ENGL3007Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3049Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3083Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3086Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3091Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3096Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30
ENGL3097Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
ENGL3101Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
FILM3006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
GERM3006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
GERM3017Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
HUMA3011Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
30

Semester 2 LING/LANG Modules Group 5 If you selected an English dissertation you should select up to 15 credits from this group. If you are taking LANG3003 you should not select from this group. Please be aware that for LANG3006 you need to have English Stage 5 (or equivalent) with either French or Spanish as Level 1.

LANG3006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING3003Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING3006Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING3013Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15
LING3015Credit[?]
Credits are based on the Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS).
15

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Tuition fees

List of tuition fees for this course and it's variations
NameAwardYear of entryMode of studyUK/EUInternational
English Literature, Language and LinguisticsBA2018Full-time£9,250£16,536
English Literature, Language and LinguisticsBA2019Full-time£9,250£17,065
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Funding

Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

TypeDescription
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationary items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
BooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
EquipmentComputer Discs or USB drives - Students are expected to provide their own portable data storage device. Software Licenses - All software is provided Hardware - It is advisable that students provide their own laptop or personal computer, although shared facilities are available across the University campus.
Printing and copyingWhere possible, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. The University printing costs are currently: A4 - 5p per side (black and white) or 25p per side (colour) A3 - 10p per side (black and white) or 50p per side (colour) Please Note: Paper sizes not recognised by the printing devices will prompt you to select the size and then charge a minimum of 50p per black and white copy and a maximum of £1 per colour copy. You can pay for your printing by using the money loaders or by using print copy payment service by going to https://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/students/printing-for-students.page Please remember that we are unable to refund any credit that has not been used by the end of your course, so please consider this when topping up your printing/copy account https://www.southampton.ac.uk/printcentre/index.page? also offers a printing and copying service as well as a dissertation/binding service. Current printing and copying costs can be found at https://www.southampton.ac.uk/printcentre/copyrooms/service.page. They also provide a large format printing service, e.g. Academic posters. Details of current costs can be found at https://www.southampton.ac.uk/printcentre/exhibition/academicposters.page?
PlacementsStudents on placement programmes can expect to cover costs for health and travel insurance, accommodation and living expenses; travel costs; visa costs. This will vary depending on which country you are travelling to. Specific details on what additional costs there will be are detailed in the individual module profiles which can be found under the modules tab of the programmes details of your programme.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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