English Language & Linguistics BA

5.0 rating based on 5 ratings

English Language & Linguistics BA

    Enquire

    Please fill in your details below







    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 18,500

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

    institution

    Course Summary

    The English Language is a relatively young one compared to other important world languages, but it has an interesting and complex history nonetheless. It is a hybridised thing, with many borrowed and adapted words from other European tongues as well as some that are from much further abroad.

    A BA degree in English Language from the University of Manchester is an excellent choice for those students who want to know more about how the English language is used and understood – now as well as in the recent and ancient past. This degree will help you develop a host of highly marketable skills, especially in terms of understanding quantitative methods. It will also allow you access to the Multilingual Manchester Project.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    Year 1:

    You will begin with a required core curriculum which will give you the necessary grounding in English and Linguistics more generally. It will prepare you for higher level core classes as well as for a wide range of electives. Single Honours students will also be able to select from optional modules such as Languages of the World, The Linguistics of Names, Language Mind and Brain, and many more.

    Year 2:

    This year will involve fewer core modules and more choice of electives. Four of your course units must be chosen from a limited list, but the rest are up to you. Again, Single Honours students will have access to a separate list.

    Year 3:

    Your choices in the final year of the program will truly define your specialty, and may well inform your future career. They certainly should be taken with forward planning in mind. You may also elect to write a dissertation piece in this year, dealing with a topic of your particular interest in great depth.

    Learning & Teaching

    Classes at the University of Manchester’s English Language program rely on fairly standard teaching methods, including formal lecture classes, tutorial sessions and small seminars. You can expect to spend roughly 12 hours per week in formal study, and a further 24-36 hours per week in independent study, either in groups or individually.

    Career Possiblities

    A language degree can lead to roles in a wide range of different sectors, industries and specialties. Language and Linguistic skills open doors to international roles of many kinds, and communication skills generally can be applied to roles in media and PR.

    Recent English Language graduates have found careers as recruitment consultants, speech therapy assistants, radio reporters and announcers, communications officers and even regional events managers.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    The University of Manchester’s English Language BA program requires 3 A Levels at AAB or better, or their equivalent.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated with an IELTS score of 7.0 overall, or a GCSE English Language grade of B (6).

    They must also have academic accreditation equivalent to that required for UK and EU students. For full details of what international undergraduate certifications are accepted, please check here.

    Related Courses

    Reviews

    Please sign in to shortlist your item

    Login No, Thanks!

    Please sign in for add Review

    Login No, Thanks!