History and English Language and Linguistics (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
Any study of history engages a natural human curiosity about the past. Studying History and English Language and Linguistics, you develop a broad understanding of changes the world has undergone, and how language powers our understanding.

About

The School of History has established itself as one of the leading History departments in the country, recognised for its research excellence, flexible programmes and quality teaching. The diverse topics you encounter may include anything from the Crusades to the Cold War; from the impact of science on 19th-century culture to the totalitarian regimes of Stalin’s Russia and Hitler’s Third Reich.

Language is fundamental to everything we do: it helps us communicate ideas, express our feelings, persuade, and present ourselves to different audiences. History and English Language and Linguistics (Hons) is therefore an ideal complement to subjects where an understanding of how language works is important.

The School of History is one of the leading History departments in the country, recognised for its research excellence, flexible programmes and quality teaching. The diverse topics you encounter may include anything from the Crusades to the Cold War; from the impact of science on 19th-century culture to the totalitarian regimes of Stalin’s Russia and Hitler’s Third Reich.

Language is fundamental to everything we do: it helps us communicate ideas, express our feelings, persuade, and present ourselves to different audiences. English Language and Linguistics is therefore an ideal complement to subjects where an understanding of how language works is important.

In the English Language and Linguistics element of your degree, you explore both the structure of language and its relationship with culture, society, and the mind. A broad choice of theoretical topics encompasses such areas as syntax, phonetics and phonology, morphology, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, semantics, pragmatics, literary stylistics and critical and cultural theory. Modules in language learning and teaching, creative and media writing, and language and media have a more vocational focus.

Independent rankings

In The Guardian University Guide 2018, over 93% of History students were satisfied with the teaching on their course.

Linguistics at Kent was ranked 3rd for research quality in The Complete University Guide 2018 and 10th overall in The Times Good University Guide 2018.

In the National Student Survey 2017, over 92% of final-year Linguistics students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course. Linguistics at Kent was ranked 9th for overall satisfaction.

English Language and Literature at Kent was ranked in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2017.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date September
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS Total Kent credits: 360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course structure

The course structure below gives a flavour of the modules that will be available to you and provides details of the content of this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules, you may also have the option to take ‘wild’ modules from other programmes offered by the University in order that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas of interest to you or that may further enhance your employability.

Stage 1

Possible modules may include:

  • Making History: Theory and Practice
  • Foundations of Language 1: Sounds and Words
  • Foundations of Language 2: Structure and Meaning
  • Modern British History (Part Two)
  • The English Renaissance: Society, Politics and Culture 1400-1600
  • Early Modern History: The Age of Enlightenment c. 1600-1750
  • A Global History of Empires: 1850-1960
  • Britain and the Second World War: The Home Front
  • Empire and Africa
  • Britain in the Age of Industrialisation 1700-1830
  • Introduction to the History of Medicine
  • The Rise of the United States Since 1880
  • Cinema and Society, 1930 - 1960
  • Later Medieval Europe
  • England in the Age of Chivalry: c1200-1400
  • Revolutionary Europe 1700-1850

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 2

Possible modules may include:

  • Philosophy of Language
  • Language Processing
  • Language Variation and Change
  • Stylistics: Language in Literature
  • Syntax 1
  • Research Skills - ELL
  • Morphology
  • History of British English
  • The Study of Speech

You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

Stage 3

Possible modules may include:

  • English Language Teaching 1
  • An Introduction to English Language Teaching 2
  • Dissertation
  • First Language Acquisition
  • English Language in the Media 2
  • English Language in the Media
  • Topics in Semantics
  • Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Topics in Pragmatics
  • Learning and Teaching Languages
  • Writing In The Media: A Practical Approach
  • The Study of Speech
You have the opportunity to select wild modules in this stage

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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Academic Requirements

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Typical requirements are listed on our website. Students offering alternative qualifications should contact us for further advice. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    15200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15200 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.
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Living costs for Canterbury

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

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