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Overview

You'll be taught by leading academics and published researchers at Frenchay Campus, with plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in Bristol's vibrant culture. Explore the core areas of language and linguistics and develop specialist knowledge in areas such as discourse analysis, second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, onomastics, rhetoric and creative writing.Work with academic staff on projects involving local communities, including Sounds Bristolian and Place Names research.

Apply your knowledge practically in a wide range of fields, including forensic linguistics, speech and language therapy, learning and teaching a second language, and analysing spoken discourse.

Careers / Further study

An English language and linguistics degree is highly regarded by employers and our graduates are in great demand.

You could go on to advise on and write government papers, company reports or doctors' communications with patients after this  English Language and Linguistics (Hons) at University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) .

Other careers are available in the media, publishing, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), forensic science, public relations, communications, human resources, education, speech and language therapy and journalism.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applicants can make a 'late' UCAS application up until 30 June, and at UWE Bristol, we continue to accept applications to a course until it’s full.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Three years full-time; four years sandwich;

    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Constructing Language(s)
  • Meaning: Style and Discourse
  • Applying Linguistics: Forensic Analysis
  • English: Past, Present and Future
  • Studying Speech Communities
  • Analysing Culture: Language and the Visual
  • Language, Research and the Workplace
  • Language Acquisition

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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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General Requirements

Pathway Courses

Some international students may need additional education in order to qualify for a degree. In conjunction with its partner organisation, Kaplan International Pathways, the University of West England, Bristol offers a number of entry route options for students, including undergraduate and postgraduate pathway courses.

A pathway course offers complete preparation for university-level study, and is taken at the UWE Bristol’s International College. Upon successful completion of their course at the required level, students planning to progress are guaranteed a place on their chosen degree.

  • Tariff points: 120
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above in English Language, or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.
  • Relevant subjects: English Language, English Literature, Modern Language/s, Psychology, Sociology

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Bristol

  • 750 - 1260 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

The funding that you are eligible for depends on your fee status, the type of programme you are studying and when you start your UWE Bristol studies. 

Please note: To be considered for a scholarship, you must hold an offer to study at the University and fulfil certain eligibility. The scholarship availability, amount and eligibility will depend on the country and/or region that you come from.

For the best chance of being considered for a scholarship, we recommend that you apply early for the course that you are interested in studying.

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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