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BA (Hons) English Language Studies

Overview

Available for January 2019 Entry

Our English Language Studies degree offers linguistic and literary perspectives on the study of English. You will be working with a range of materials, including classic literary texts as well as popular media texts such as advertisements, descriptions, analysis and interpretation of data, thus developing great skills for the workplace.

You will cover a range of topics on how language works both structurally and persuasively and also how language is used in its various literary, social and cultural contexts for effect. We offer a mix of traditional and innovative subject choices and consider new ways of thinking about English Language & Literature. You will be taught the processes of language through grammar and syntax and you will also have the opportunity to study modules in stylistics, education and language. In addition to “literary greats” such as Shakespeare and Dickens, you will learn about contemporary fairy tales and film.

PATHWAYS
> Linguistics
> Literature

On the 3rd Year of the Course students will have the opportunity to choose between the Linguistics and Literature pathways.

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Modules

Year 1

Compulsory
• Studies in Language & Linguistics
• Introduction to Literature
• The Use of Language in Literature
• English Language I
• English Language II
• Academic Writing

Year 2

Compulsory
• Introduction to English Syntax & Phonology
• From Sound to Meaning
• Reading Texts: Literary Theory
• Introduction to Renaissance Literature
• Analysing Texts

Optional
• Beginners’ Foreign Language & Culture
• University Elective

Year 3

Linguistics Pathway
Compulsory
• English Structure
• Sociolinguistics
• Semantics & Pragmatics
• Child Language Acquisition
• Inside English Words

Optional
• A World of Difference: Literature & Globalisation
• From Romantics to Decadents: Literary Culture 1789-1900
• Shakespeare
• The Fairytale
• Student Initiated Module
• Intermediate or Advanced Foreign Language
• University Elective

Literature Pathway
Compulsory
• A World of Difference: Literature & Globalisation
• From Romantics to Decadents: Literary Culture 1789-1900
• Shakespeare
• The Fairytale

Optional
• English Structure
• Sociolinguistics
• Semantics & Pragmatics
• Child Language Acquisition
• Inside English Words
• University Elective
• Intermediate or Advanced Foreign Language
• Student Initiated Module

Year 4

Linguistics Pathway
Compulsory
• English Language-Linguistics Dissertation (Core)
• Contrastive Linguistics
• Clinical Linguistics and Language Pathology

Optional
• The Shock of the New: Modern and Contemporary Literature
• Literature and Film
• University Elective
• L6 Foreign Language

Literature Pathway
Compulsory
• English Literature Dissertation (Core)
• The Shock of the New: Modern & Contemporary Literature
• Literature and Film

Optional
• Contrastive Linguistics
• Clinical Linguistics and Language Pathology
• University Elective
• Foreign Language

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Career Options

This course is intended for students wishing to pursue a career in professional writing in a range of industries such as publishing, travel and tourism, advertising, public relations and the public service.

It helps them to improve their literacy, develop profound knowledge, gain research and analysis abilities/experience and enhance their oral and written communication skills. Our graduates can go into a wide range of occupations/careers such as law, teaching, journalism, publishing, arts administration, theatre, advertising, manufacturing and finance.

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