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English Language (Honours)

The Open University UK

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36 months
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6192 GBP/year
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About

This English Language (Honours) degree at The Open University UK explores human communication by focusing on the English language, its history, diversity and flexibility. 

Overview

You’ll learn what distinguishes machine language from human language and how people adapt and change their ways of communicating in multilingual and multicultural contexts. 

You’ll investigate how language works from written texts and conversations down to words and the smallest units of sounds, through words, conversations and written texts. You’ll also explore English as a creative medium to express humour, thoughts and emotions. It’s not, however, designed to teach English to speakers of other languages.

Key features of the course

  • Explores the history of English, its contemporary diversity, its role as a global language and its use in various parts of the world.
  • Engages in debates surrounding the historical and contemporary position of English in relation to other languages.
  • Teaches strategies that promote critical evaluation of texts in relation to the social, artistic and cultural contexts they’re produced in.
  • Develops you as a competent communicator: able to synthesize information, assemble logical arguments and write coherently.
  • Reveals how the English language works, and how the choice of words and grammar affect the message.

Career relevance

Study of the English language requires an understanding of the diverse national and cultural environments in which it is used as well as the historical and political circumstances around its development and spread around the world. The breadth of study and understanding of social, cultural and political influences on communicative contexts create graduates who are critical global citizens able to evaluate information relevant to a variety of national and international interactions. 

This makes this English Language (Honours) degree at The Open University UK relevant to a wide variety of careers, including:

  • Public administration, local government, the civil service, and social services.
  • Advertising, journalism, publishing, creative industries and public relations.
  • Education.
  • Legal work.
  • Business, banking and retail.
  • Human resources.
  • Charities and campaigning.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exploring languages and cultures 
  • English for academic purposes online 
  • Communication skills for business and management
  • Bon départ: beginners' French
  • Rundblick: beginners' German 
  • Portales: beginners' Spanish 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

It is not possible to register for this qualification at the moment. We expect to open for registrations in March.

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5
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Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
5.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
  • You don’t need any prior knowledge about the English language to start this qualification. However, it’s not designed to teach English to speakers of other languages, so you’ll need adequate reading and writing skills.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.

Our current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192

Funding

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