This course is typically delivered over four years.
Your first year will comprise a pair of mandatory introductory modules on theoretical linguistics, as well as modules which examine how people learn languages generally, the regional and social variations which affect nearly all languages, and other ways humans communicate.
In your second year you will study more advanced linguistic theory. Specifically, you’ll learn different research methods, how to examine the structure of English both as a written and a spoken language, as well as how the language has evolved both inside and outside of the UK.
In your third year you will have a wide range of elective modules to choose from. These will allow you to begin building a unique specialisation.
In addition to a few more specialist modules, you’ll take advanced research training and deliver your honours dissertation with the close support of academic staff.