Please note: The modules listed on the website for this programme are regularly reviewed to ensure they are up-to-date and informed by the latest research and teaching methods. Unless indicated otherwise, the modules listed for this programme are for students starting in 2017. We aim to publish any changes to compulsory modules and programme structure for 2018 entry by 1 September 2017 and recommend you refer back to this page shortly after that date for any changes. On rare occasions, we may need to make unexpected changes to compulsory modules after that date; in this event we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.
During your first year you will study within the BA English Language, for details please see the module descriptions on that course page.
Building on the key skills you have acquired in your first year, three compulsory modules will help to develop a thorough grounding in the technical aspects of language study. English Grammar and English Phonetics and Phonology will provide you with important knowledge and analytical skills, while Research Skills in English Language will allow you to develop your group and individual research skills and undertake a research project of your own. You will also choose three optional modules.
Detailed descriptions of BA English Language and Lingustics second year modules
You can apply to study abroad for a year in an approved university around the world. If you achieve a grade of 2.1 or above in your first year then you will be invited to apply for a Year Abroad in your second year. If your application is successful, you will go abroad in your third year and return to us for your final year.
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The core element of your final year is a research project, either as a 6,000 word Language Investigation, or a 12,000 word Dissertation, in which you will carry out research in an area of your choosing with staff supervision. You must then take at least two of the dedicated linguistics modules, as well as two or three English language optional modules.
Detailed descriptions of BA English Language and Linguistics final year modules