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.
You can apply until:
You can apply until:
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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.
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:
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.