The modules listed on the website for this programme may occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.
On your first year you will study within the BA English Language, see the module description 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 choose three optional modules from a selection such as:
- Discourse Analysis
- History of the English Language
- Lexical Semantics
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 (20 credits) or a 12,000 word Dissertation (40 credits) 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, such as:
- Clinical Linguistics
- Exploring Linguistic Diversity
- Language Change
Your remaining modules will be chosen from options such as:
- Discourse and Society
- English Language Teaching
- Health and Discourse
- Language, Gender and Identity
- Language and the Mind
- Language and New Media
Detailed descriptions of BA English Language and Linguistics final year modules
Study Abroad opportunities
As a student in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics you can spend either a semester or a year abroad at one of our carefully selected partner universities, where we have close personal ties with academic staff and a good knowledge of their programme in English Language. Potential destinations include, but are not limited to, the University of Bari, Italy, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA, the University of Melbourne, Australia and the VU Amsterdam, Holland.