English Language Joint Honours course from University of Derby covers a range of approaches which enable you to describe and analyse language at all levels, from the individual sounds of English through words, phrases and sentences, to stretches of written and spoken language.
A Joint Honours degree gives you the opportunity to study two subjects as one degree. This type of degree will broaden your skill set and enhance your career prospects.
The programme covers a range of approaches which enable you to describe and analyse language at all levels, from the individual sounds of English through words, phrases and sentences to stretches of written and spoken language.
It brings a new dimension to areas you may have encountered already, such as language and power, stylistics and Gricean pragmatics. It also introduces you to other branches of language including psycholinguistics, cognitive pragmatics and literacy.
In addition, we will help you become familiar with significant historical, social and global varieties of language as well as the nature of linguistic representation and the construction of meaning.
In the second and third stages of your programme, you will have increasing control over the modules you study and the assignment topics you pursue. We provide a broad choice of optional modules to allow you to specialise in your particular areas of interest.
Subject combinations which might work particularly well include:
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.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
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.Schedule IELTS
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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.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.