• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


Study English Language Joint Honours from University of Derby and you will enjoy a distinctive, diverse and challenging learning experience, building skills which are relevant to a wide range of career paths.

  • Learn how language shapes our understanding of ourselves and the world
  • Discover things about the English language you never knew, such as the way we produce speech sounds
  • Challenge existing attitudes to linguistic correctness and varieties of English
  • Explore the relationship between language and the human mind
  • Enhance your career prospects by improving your written and oral presentation skills
  • Gain practical experience through work-based learning opportunities.


A Joint Honours degree with an English Language component opens up a wide range of career opportunities for you. As a Joint Honours graduate, you will stand out to potential employers as a versatile, well organised, adaptable and independent learner.

Graduates in English Language find work in the civil service, local government, the media, libraries and archives, language planning and policy work, law, information technology, counselling, publishing, journalism, advertising and the creative industries.

This degree will also give you a firm foundation for postgraduate study, either at the University of Derby or elsewhere. If you wish to enter the teaching profession, for instance, there is the opportunity to progress to a PGCE course and to specialise in primary, secondary or tertiary education. You may also wish to consider further study on a specialist masters course, with subsequent options to pursue a PhD.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Key Concepts in Linguistics
  • The English Language in History (PDP)
  • Style: Language and Literature
  • Language and Society: Sociolinguistics
  • Pragmatics and Literature
  • The Concept of Literacy
  • Ideology, Discourse and Power
  • Contemporary Issues in the Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Independent Study (PDP) or Work-Based Learning (PDP)
  • Language and the Mind: Psycholinguistics
  • The Globalisation(s) of English
  • Language and Identity

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • UCAS points - 120 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at A-level - At least a C in English or similar at A-level (or equivalent qualification)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Alternative entry qualifications:
  • BTEC - DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Part-time UK-EU students - £1,155 per module

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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