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BA English Language and Professional Studies (top up)

Gain a full top up UK degree in one year. This one-year 'top up' programme is specifically designed for people with a non-UK, international educational background who already have a full or partially complete degree and who have English as a second or additional language.

Education-and-Management

Combine English Language skills and your own Business and professional interests

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Entry requirements

HND (EDEXCEL/SQA)

Grade C or Pass

An ENIC recognised Associate Degree (or Junior College Diploma)

ELTS 6 minimum with no element lower than 6

(individual offers may vary. Please contact admissions@marjon.ac.uk)


UCAS code TBC

UCAS institution code P63

Duration 1 year full time or 2 years part-time

Course Summary

Our new BA English Language and Professional Studies (top up) is for people who wish to demonstrate their professional capabilities and English language skills so they can develop and improve their professional life here in the UK. It will also help prepare you for master’s level study, if that is what you would like to do next. You will explore professional life and variation in culture and you will develop your English language skills. To help you, we have small classes, alongside independent study and 1-2-1 tutorials. It also includes a specialist project module to so that you can look in depth at your own topic. 

The course is designed with you in mind. You will study between September and July, across three terms, to help you spread the workload. There will be a single set day a week on campus between September and May, plus online sessions, group work and one to one tutorials. You can study this programme full or part time.  

Why this course at Marjon?

Gain business knowledge and cultural awareness

Improve & prove your English ability for employers and for moving into postgraduate study

Unique opportunity for full time study September to July

Taught by a team with a wealth of experience of teaching English overseas and inter-cultural communication

Personalised subject options with a wide range of practical and personalised assessment

English Language with British Council Accreditation

Modules for this course

1st Year

Professional Studies 1: Your Career and Your Needs
Academic & Professional English
Intercultural Studies
Business & Professional English
Professional Studies 2: Building Futures (includes Research Methods)
Honours Project

Perfect if you're curious about...

Extending your English Language skills

Cultural differences over the world

Communication and Business English

Extending your own subject expertise in an English Language medium

How to develop your career opportunities

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"This is a fantastic opportunity to study with us, and with people like you, to add to your existing qualifications to a full UK degree in just one year. Your language and study needs are fully integrated into the programme and you can develop your own professional interests to help you step up to your next career goal."
Steve Disney - Course Leader

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What might you become?

The course can lead to a diverse area of careers or further study. It is a good opportunity for you to develop your specialist interests in areas like translation, education, communication, English language, employment, entrepreneurship, health and management.

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How you’ll be taught and assessed?

How will you be taught?

Your course will be taught over an extended year with six overlapping modules. It includes language classes, workshops, seminars, 1-2-1 tutorials and online lectures.  

How will you be assessed?

There is a wide range of practical and personalised assessment, including English tests, portfolios, essays and presentations. 

Steve Disney

Dr Stephen J Disney

Course leader

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I have worked in Higher Education teaching English Language for 14 years and I am an active researcher in ESOL. Before this I spent 7 years abroad, teaching and running courses in Poland, Qatar and Japan. I have travelled widely, experiencing a lot of cultures and look forward to hearing about your experiences in our classes.


Fees and funding


Lecturers

Dr Stephen J Disney

Senior Lecturer

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Steve's background is in language, linguistics and human communication. He has particular interests in the power of language in human interactions, global use of language and the history of words.


Frequently asked questions

Q1   Can I take this course if I have a degree from my home country that is a UK equivalent?

As long as we have proof of the degree from your home university, and can establish it is equivalent to UK level 5 then we welcome your application.

Q2   Can I take this course if I have a degree from my home country, but it is not a UK equivalent?

As long as we have proof of the degree from your home university, and can establish it is equivalent to UK level 5 then we welcome your application.

Q3   Can I take this course if I have an incomplete degree from my home country?

As long as we have proof of your studies from your home university, and can establish the completed elements are equivalent to UK level 5 then we welcome your application.

Q4   I am a UK citizen. Can I get a loan?

All UK citizens are eligible to apply for a loan from Student Finance England.

Q5   I am a refugee/asylum seeker. Can I get a loan?

The rules are complicated, but many people are eligible for a loan from Student Finance England after a period of residence. Please consult the Student Finance England website.

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