Language & Linguistics BA (Hons)

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Language & Linguistics BA (Hons)

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      30 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 17,120

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The University of York’s BA degree in English Language and Linguistics focuses on understanding the data in spoken language. It looks at semantics, sociolinguistics, and tools like phonetics, phonology and syntax. Using these and more advanced concepts, you’ll develop important skills in analysis and critical thinking. In time you’ll come to a much deeper understanding of how the English Language evolved, where it came from and where it is going.

    You’ll also develop the kind of skills it takes to improve communication in any language, and especially in multicultural situations or environments. Your teachers will be world leaders in their fields, and will help you study the language (and language in the abstract) at the conceptual level as well as in a practical context.

    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

    This is a three year program for most students.

    Year 1:

    Your first year will focus on the basics of English language and linguistic study. You’ll learn the concepts behind traditional grammar, and then put that into clearer context by understanding English grammar’s history and likely future. In addition, you will begin the study of Linguistics as a theoretical discipline.

    Year2:

    You will build on the knowledge and skills you gained in year one with both core and optional modules which suit your chosen specialty. This might involve non-native English, regional varieties of English, the history of the language or something else entirely. Your grasp on Linguistics generally will also improve.

    Year 3:

    In year 3, all of your taught modules will be selected from elective options. No matter what options you choose, you will learn how to perform language analysis, and how to manage analysis projects in detail.

    Learning & Teaching

    York has developed a unique approach to linguistic learning. You’ll begin with large lecture classes where basic concepts and the theoretical basis of linguistics will be explained and demonstrated. Next you’ll move on to smaller, more interactive classes which may include practical sessions. By your final year in the program, almost all of the teaching will be in small groups.

    Career Possiblities

    An English Language and Linguistics degree from the University of York will give you important skills in critical thinking and project management. These are in demand in nearly every industry. Many students take their English degrees and go on to careers in Marketing, Communications, Publishing, Journalism, Public Service and many other roles.

    Nonetheless, there are many careers for which an English Language and Linguistics degree is directly applicable. These include Primary and Secondary School Teaching, Clinical linguistics, Forensic Linguistics, Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language and of course higher level academic degrees and research.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    The University of York’s English Language & Linguistics 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 by achieving an IELTS score of 6.5 overall (with no component less than 5.5).

    They must also have academic accreditation equivalent to that required for UK and EU students. This might be an International Baccalaureate at 34-35 points, or any of a number of equivalent awards.

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