BA (Hons) English Language

Edge Hill University
In Ormskirk (England)

£ 9,250 - (Rs 7,63,672)

Important information

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Ormskirk (England)
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • When:
    September 2017

Studying English Language gives you considerable scope for investigating all aspects of the form and use of spoken and written English. You will consider the ways English has developed over time, how it is changing and how and what it is used for. You will gain skills in listening, transcribing and analysing language while investigating topics including how these linguistic skills can be applied to areas such as teaching English, gender studies and psycholinguistics. The Department of English, History and Creative Writing is dynamic, innovative and highly regarded nationally, with well qualified staff who are experts in their fields.

Important information
Is this course for me?

Typical careers for English Language graduates include teaching (further training required), speech therapy (further training required), library work, media, journalism, arts administration, publishing, managerial work, public and voluntary sectors. Some graduates also progress onto further study and pursue an academic career.

Requirements: 120 UCAS Tariff points on the new UCAS Tariff, preferably to include A Level English or equivalent.


Where and when

Starts Location
St Helens Road, L39 4QP, Lancashire, England
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What you'll learn on the course

English Language
Early English
Child Language Development
Corpus Linguistics

Course programme

Year 1


LNG1015 The Sounds of English (20 credits)


LNG1016 The Structure of English (20 credits)


LNG1017 Studying English Language (20 credits)


LNG1018 Exploring Variation in English (20 credits)


LNG1019 Language and Meaning (20 credits)


LNG1020 Language, Mind and Communication (20 credits)


Language modules in French, Spanish or Mandarin, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, are available to study as an integral part of this degree. A single Language module can be studied instead of either LNG1015 The Sounds of English or LNG1018 Exploring Variation in English.


Year 2


LNG2130 History and Development of English (20 credits)


LNG2138 Methodology (20 credits)


You will select four of the following modules:


LNG2128 English Language Long Essay (20 credits)


LNG2131 Introduction to Sociolinguistic Variation (20 credits)


LNG2132 Language of Shakespeare and His Time (20 credits)


LNG2133 Analysing Discourse (20 credits)


LNG2134 Early English (600-1500) (20 credits)


LNG2135 Phonetics and Phonology (20 credits)


LNG2136 Modern English Structure and Usage (20 credits)


LNG2137 Regional Varieties of English (20 credits)


LNG2139 Child Language Development (20 credits)


If you studied a Language module in Year 1, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 2. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional modules above.


Year 3


LNG3150 Employability (20 credits)


You will select one of the following modules:


LNG3133 Psycholinguistics (20 credits)


LNG3140 Language and Gender (20 credits)


LNG3143 An Introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (20 credits)


You will select a further 80 credits from the following modules:


LNG3141 Communicating Sexuality (20 credits)


LNG3142 Bilingualism (20 credits)


LNG3144 Beyond English (20 credits)


LNG3145 Language and Identity (20 credits)


LNG3147 Corpus Linguistics (20 credits)


LNG3148 Language Dissertation (40 credits)


LNG3149 English in Contact (20 credits)


LNG3152 Forensic Linguistics (20 credits)


If you studied Language modules in Years 1 and 2, you may wish to study a further Language module in Year 3. This would form an integral part of your degree in place of one of the optional modules above.


Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements.


Additional information

International students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2017/18 are £11,575 per annum.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment involves a mixture of coursework and formal tests or examinations. Most emphasis is placed on work produced in your own time or formally presented in class. Typically, assessment will take the form of essays, linguistic analyses, class tests, individual/group presentations and group work. You will also have the opportunity to work independently on projects supporting your future career development.

Who will be teaching me?

You will be taught by a group of dedicated and enthusiastic tutors who are experts in their field. They teach English Language at undergraduate and postgraduate level and also publish books, contribute to academic journals and speak at international conferences. They are committed to providing students with an excellent learning experience and update modules regularly to ensure that they are current and relevant. You will be carefully guided, no matter what area of English you decide to study.