• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Your first year at this English Language (Joint Honours) (Hons) at De Montfort University will introduce you to the study of language in general, how sounds become words, and how words are put together to create meaning; you will develop your ability to take language apart, and through your study, you will also learn how to put it together to create clear, effective communication.

About

This English Language (Joint Honours) (Hons) course at De Montfort University offers you the opportunity to combine high-level study of the English language with a carefully chosen related subject. 

Later years offer a module in teaching English, a final year work placement module and the opportunity to study material such as propaganda and interrogation, pragmatics (looking at the gap between what we say and what we mean), psycholinguistics and the political, social, and cultural roles of language. The language you speak shapes the world you see; this degree helps you understand both better, and to make the connections between what you study at university and what goes on in the world beyond the classroom.

You will be taught by staff with a wide range of knowledge and experience in English literature and linguistics (theoretical and historical), modern foreign languages, English as a foreign language, history, international relations and American studies. Members of the team are engaged in a wide range of research projects which feeds directly into our teaching. 

English Language is offered as a Joint Honours degree with Media and Journalism because these subjects are all concerned with communication and the skilful, versatile use of language, both spoken and written.Your English Language studies will be of direct benefit to your other subject, and vice versa. These are designed to be true joint degrees, where the two subjects are interrelated and complement each other. 

Graduate careers

The graduates have high-level linguistic, reasoning and analytical skills, making them very employable. We develop our students’ information analysis and presentation skills to produce extremely articulate, adaptable, professional communicators who can operate with ease in any setting and with any group of people.

We could reasonably expect our students to gain employment in any profession where the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively is at a premium: the media, publishing, advertising, marketing, public relations, teaching and the Civil Service Fast Stream.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Words in Action: an introduction to Grammar and Linguistics
  • Evolving Language: an Introduction to the Histories of Languages
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Grammar: Analysing linguistic structure
  • Semantics: Analysing linguistic meaning
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Research Methods for Linguists
  • Language in Context
  • English Language in UK Schools
  • Introducing English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Lecturers


English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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Academic Requirements

  • 104 points from at least 2 A'levels
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DMM
  • International Baccalaureate: 24+ Points
  • GCSEs - Five GCSEs at grade A*-C including English Language or Literature at grade C or above or equivalent. 
  • Access - Pass QAA Accredited AHE Diploma with at least 15 credits in Creative Writing, English Language or Literature at grade Merit and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade C or equivalent.
  • We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English at grade C or above or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 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 Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
  • #DMUglobal High Flyers Award

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