Home Study BA (Hons) English Language & Communication Course Snapshot Dr Stephen Disney - Course Leader "Your first year will give you a broad understanding of linguistics, phonetics and phonology. You will also learn about the principles behind human communication and how that can work in a professional environment. Second year modules can vary based on which area the student wishes to study. Some take modules on how the brain is wired for language while others look at communication in business or literature; it’s up to you! In your third year you will learn about the ‘rules’ of conversation and how this makes an impact on everyday life. You’ll learn about power dynamics in conversation and also do a dissertation on your choice of topic."