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English Language and Linguistics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
On the English Language and Linguistics BA at King's College London you will study the sounds, words and structures of English, as well as how we use language differently depending on institutional, professional and social contexts.
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The English Language and Linguistics BA at King's College London is ideal if you are interested in how English evolves and how it is used and influenced by different groups within society. The course seeks to explore the following areas:

  • How to describe, analyse and research language.
  • The use of language across different forms of media, including print media, social media and instant messaging.
  • The relationships between language, society, interaction and identity.
  • The teaching and learning of English as a foreign and/or second language.
  • The psychology of language, and the relationships between language and mind. 
  • The use of language in literature and creative work.
  • How to describe, analyse and research language. 

Key benefits

  • The linguists teaching our BA are all members of the Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication, which has an international reputation for research in the areas of applied linguistics, socio- and psycholinguistics.

  • Small and welcoming class sizes, supportive learning environments and approachable teaching staff.
  • Central London location gives easy access to major libraries and educational institutions in the London area.
  • Develop skills and qualifications that are valuable for a wide range of professions, such as publishing, advertising, journalism, public relations, speech & language therapy, teaching and research.

Career destinations

Recent graduates have found employment as:
  • Media Campaign Executive
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Communications Officer
  • EU Affairs Officer
  • English Teacher
  • Copywriter
  • Digital Media Editor

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Describing English Language 
  • Language and Communication 
  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics 
  • Analysing English
  • Language Development 
  • Second Language Learning 

English Language Requirements

  • 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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  • 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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General Requirements

  • AAB
Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.
  • Required subjects
At least one of English Language, Literature, Creative Writing, a modern foreign language or Psychology at grade A.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19800 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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