• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The English Language and Linguistics (Hons) programme at Anglia Ruskin University will 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 the English Language and Linguistics (Hons) programme at Anglia Ruskin University, 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.


The BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics can help you to achieve a career in an area directly related to language and linguistics, such as speech therapy or teaching. It can also help you find work in any area that requires good linguistic and analytic skills, such as public relations, marketing and other areas of communication.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

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 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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              Academic Requirements

              • 96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).
              • 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.

              Tuition Fee

              • International Applies to you

                13100 GBP/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 13100 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.


              The University offers a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Some of these cover all or part of your tuition fees.

              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.

              The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

              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.