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English Language and Linguistics (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
On this English Language and Linguistics (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster, you will study one of the key aspects of being human: our ability to use language. You will examine how languages differ and what elements they share, as well as developing your knowledge of the historical and cultural aspects of the English Language in particular. 


The English Language and Linguistics (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster provides a rare opportunity to combine both in-depth formal linguistic study with a consideration of the ways in which the use of English language reflects its social context. As a result, the course nurtures skills in research and analytic skills at the same time as enhancing your own abilities with the English language. 

The course appeals to students interested in language in general and the fundamental role it plays in our understanding of the world around us, and in the nature of the English language and its variants. It includes practical and theoretical modules that are invaluable for students interested in teaching English, speech therapy, editing, journalism, or advertising, but helps to prepare you for any career that requires an advanced, sophisticated use of language. 

The degree is particularly strong in improving the kind of transferable communicative and cognitive skills that employers need, and which will prepare you for life-long personal and professional development.

Career Path 

Graduates from this BA have gone on to a wide variety of careers, possessing much sought-after communication and research skills. Careers most closely allied to English and Linguistics have included: teaching (both in the UK and abroad), the BBC Pronunciation department, speech and language therapy, and further research in higher education institutions.

However, the kind of skills that this degree provides have led to graduates entering many other career areas, from child support officers to publishing. This is not a narrowly focused vocational degree, but prepares students for any career that values advanced communication skills, research skills and employees that can demonstrate initiative and creativity in problem-solving.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English Language and Linguistics Tutorial
  • Exploring Language
  • Language and Text
  • Language Myths
  • Words and Meaning
  • Child Language Acquisition
  • Discourse across Time
  • English Language and Linguistics Tutorial
  • Language and literary style
  • Language Structure and Meaning
  • Applied Language Studies
  • English Language and Linguistics Dissertation
  • Language and Power
  • Language Contact and Change
  • Language Form

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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


  • A Levels – BCC including English or at least one humanities-related subject
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points including a minimum of 5 points in Higher Level English A or 6 points in Higher English B
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma - DMM in a creative subject
  • BTEC Level 3 National Diploma – DM with a humanities A Level Grade C or BC at A Level including a humanities subject plus Merit in a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma
  • Access to HE Diploma - Humanities: Pass with 45 credits at Level 3, with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction


  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points including a minimum of 5 points in Higher Level English A or 6 points in Higher English B

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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