The English Language and Linguistics (Part time) course from Cardiff University combines the systematic study of the human capacity for language in all its expressions across the world with an added focus on the English language.
You will learn about all aspects of human language and how linguistic knowledge is acquired, produced and understood in different contexts. . You will discover what all languages have in common, what distinguishes them and how they change over time. You will also come to appreciate varieties in language, including historical changes, accents, distinct social registers as well as differences between spoken and written language.
Acquiring career-enhancing skills, you will become adept in producing multimodal texts (think websites, blogs and magazine covers) using specific software packages. You will gain skills from analysing numerical data or speech in phonetics to deciphering patterns in large collections of written and/or spoken language known as corpora.
We have specialist modules with careers in education, the media, health, and the legal process in mind. Our community is welcoming, international in outlook and home to the globally respected Centre for Language and Communication Research. We pride ourselves on nurturing a friendly, personalised and supportive environment, with regular one-to-one meetings.
Studying for a degree in English Language and Linguistics develops abilities to analyse and critique the language that surrounds us but also helps develop a strong skillset. Our graduates are known for their ability to combine the best of humanities (like communicating effectively) with the best of social science skills (technical analysis through systematic and critical handling of data for instance).
Lots of freedom to choose modules that suit your interests and requirements, including modules that are directly relevant to careers in language teaching, speech therapy, (digital) journalism, and the legal system.
Individual meetings with academic staff, supportive academic progress meetings with your personal tutor and the opportunity to attend research seminars and careers activities.
Opportunities to study abroad in Europe (for example, through Erasmus programmes) and beyond, including Canada and the United States.
We provide our students with a highly satisfying academic experience that assists their development as critically-minded, culturally-aware citizens whose high analytic skills, powers of expression and progressive self-reliance make them extremely attractive to employers.
Degrees in English Language and Linguistics combine the best of humanities skills (flexibility, communication, critique) and social science skills (technical analysis and systematic method). Common destinations include primary and secondary school teaching, teaching English as a foreign language, (digital) journalism, marketing and public relations, sales and advertising, the civil service and public administration.
The most common/popular employment options for graduates of this programme include:
- English teacher.
- Research assistant.
- Media professional.
- Speech & language therapy assistant.
- Business and public service professional.
- Information technology and telecommunications professionals.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- How Language Works
- Language and the Mind
- Reading and Writing in the Digital Age
- Developing English: History and Society
- Understanding Communication
- Drama: Stage and Page
- Star-cross'd Lovers: the Politics of Desire
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Languages Linguistics View 1545 other Masters in Languages in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- ABB-BBB; General Studies is not accepted.
- Extended Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.
- 34 points including 6,5,5 in Higher Level subjects.
International8850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8850 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
EU/EEA3500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 3500 GBP per year and a duration of 72 months.
We are currently awaiting confirmation on tuition fees for the academic year.
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