All modules are compulsory and each year your modules build upon your knowledge:
- English in the World
- Introduction to Linguistics
- Phonetics & Phonology
- Engaging with Learning in Linguistics
- Language & Mind
- People in Context
- Child Development
- Variation in Modern English
- Discourse & Communication
- Shakespeare in Context
- Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)
- Research Methods in Linguistics
- Work Placement or Community Project
- Advanced Linguistic Analysis
- Discourse in Practice
- Language Change & the History of English
- Stylistics & Poetics
A linguistics degree develops your sensitivity to language and communication. A linguistics graduate therefore has far more open doors than graduates in any other field; your degree will always be relevant, whatever your chosen career. For example, an English Language & Linguistics degree is ideal to enter careers in teaching, counselling or language therapy, following postgraduate study and accreditation.
Many of our graduates enjoy careers as teachers and language ‘mentors’ in UK primary and secondary schools, and we have lots of our Alumni teaching English all over the world. Areas such as management and publishing need both good language and good communication skills, while many other graduates work freelance or are employed as proof readers, translators or technical writers. There is also a growing need for work on 'plain English' documentation of complex instructions, advertising and anywhere else that language is a crucial part of the business.
The English Language and Linguistics degree is conducted by four senior lecturers: Dr Steve Disney, Dr Katy Salisbury, Dr Sally Bates and Malcolm Maciver. With strong academic backgrounds in the various aspects of English language and linguistics, the team leads the course with rich knowledge, enthusiasm and passion.