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English Language and Linguistics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
Expand your understanding of English, one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world, and develop analytical, communicative and intercultural skills that will improve your employability.


On our BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics, you’ll dig beneath the surface of everyday language to discover the mechanics, both physical and abstract, that allow us to communicate.

Topics such as syntax, semantics and phonology will give you a sense of how we create meaning from sounds and turn that meaning into complex structures that interpret the world around us. You’ll explore how language develops and evolves through use, as well as the similarities and differences between English and other languages.

Along the way you’ll pick up important research skills, including proposal writing and data analysis, while our optional modules will allow you to explore your own interests. You can choose from career-focused topics such as teaching English and writing news stories, to more academic areas such as how images communicate meaning and how different modes of expression can create and challenge gender.

You can also organise a placement in the field you hope to work in, or study a foreign language from beginner or elementary level all the way to advanced.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Language and Data
  • Revealing English Structure: The Phrase
  • Revealing English Structure: The Sentence
  • The Nature of Language
  • Introduction to the Sounds of English
  • Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Language and Society
  • Intercultural Awareness

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • 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.

                StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

              • Minimum required score (Grade C):


                C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

                Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

              Academic Requirements

              • 120 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A levels (or equivalent).
              • 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.
              • If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

              Tuition Fee

              • International Applies to you

                12500 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
              • EU/EEA Applies to you

                9250 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

              Living costs for Cambridge

              • 846 - 1470 GBP/month
                Living Costs

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


              They offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.

              Grants and scholarships are available for:

              • Low income households
              • Students with disabilities
              • Your first degree
              • Talented sports people

              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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