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BA English Language and Linguistics (Q310)

After your initial first year of study, we offer a broad range of modules for you to choose from in your second and final years. You may also be able to take modules from other departments, such as English Literature, Modern Languages, Clinical Language Sciences, or Philosophy.  You can also choose to study a foreign language.

You can browse the full module catalogue here:

Our departmental modules include:

Year One core modules:

  • Sounds, Grammar and Meaning
  • English Language and Society
  • Techniques and Skills for Applied Linguistics

Year Two core modules:

  • English Grammar
  • English Phonology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Discourse Analysis

Year Three core modules:

  • Dissertation OR Professional Communication Project
  • Language in Professional Communication

A range of optional modules chosen from the list below:

Year One

  • Globalisation and Language

Year Two

  • Introduction to English Language Teaching
  • Language and Gender
  • Language and New Media
  • Analysing Speech
  • Language and the Mind
  • Literacy, Discourse and Power
  • Literature, Language and Education (School-wide work-placement module)

 Year Three

  • Corpus-based Approaches to Language Description
  • Intercultural Communication
  • English Grammar and Lexis
  • English in the World
  • Child Language Development
  • Teaching the Language Skills
  • Issues in Bilingualism
  • Language and Migration
  • Introduction to Speech and Language Pathology

Note modules may not always be offered, subject to availability and demand

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