BSc English Language and Social Policy

Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Postgraduate
  • Birmingham (England)
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

Why choose this course? Social Policy at Aston has been ranked 6th in the country in the Times Good University Guide 2013
Social Policy at Aston is ranked joint 5th for Graduate prospects (70%) out of 58 universities in the Complete University Guide 2014 English Language at Aston is ranked 13th (out of 105 programmes in the UK) in the Guardian University Guide 2015 English Language staff work routinely with law enforcement as expert witnesses in cases where speech and/or text constitutes part of the evidence In the 2013 National Student Survey BSc English Language scored 100% for overall satisfaction 

Important information

Requirements: 3 years full time or 4 years with integrated placement year UCAS Code: LQ43 Typical Offers A-levels: ABB from 3 A-levels. General Studies accepted.  If your predicted grades are close to those stated in Aston's typical offers and if you are interested in Aston University and the courses we offer we encourage you to apply to us as one of your 5 UCAS choices. In addition to your predicted grades, when making offers we also consider your previous academic performance (eg AS grades, GCSEs), your school/college reference and the commitment and motivation you...

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Where and when

Starts Location
Flexible
Birmingham
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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What you'll learn on the course

English Language
IT Law
Staff
Options
Credit
IT
Social Policy
Teaching
English
Law
University
Public
Joint
Communication Training
Media

Course programme

Our BSc in English Language and Social Policy takes a practical approach to the teaching of English Language and Social Policy, through the optional placement year and professionally relevant modules which draw directly on our Astons’ cutting-edge research. You will gain a theoretical knowledge and understanding of the English language, how it works in society and its role in the world today. You will also investigate the economic, social and political forces which influence policy and give rise to conflicts between the achievement of economic, environmental and social objectives. Important strengths of the course include the research-active teaching staff who are internationally recognised researchers in fields such as gender, race and racism, sociology of education, ageing, healthcare,sociology of human reproduction, critical policy analysis, multi-national enterprises and location, forensic linguistics, language and gender and TESOL studies. The professional placement year is an optional feature of the programme and is designed to give our students a distinct advantage on the graduate labour market. The programme is geared towards increasing your employability since it is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required of professionals working in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

For further information, see the English Language Joint Honours programme specification and the Social Policy Joint Honours programme specification.


Sample module options: The modules below are indicative only. When an offer is made, students will receive a detailed programme specification which forms part of our terms and conditions.

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Year 1 Core modules:

Introduction to English Language: contexts, modes and media     LE1085 
Introduction to English Language: Language in Society     LE1086 
Grammar and Meaning     LE1008 
Academic Communication Skills     LE1087 

Social Problems and Public Policies A     LK1012
Social Problems and Public Policies B     LK1013
Becoming a Social Scientist     LK1011

Year 2 Core modules:
Research Methods in Language and Communication     LE2019 
Variations of English     LE2053 
Working with Language Data     LE2032 

Crime Subversion and Injustice  LK2006
Welfare States and Welfare Change  LK2015
Government and Globalisation  LB2010
Comparing and Evaluating Public Policies  LK2016



Choice of options to total 20 credits:
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages  (20 Credit)   LE2055 
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages  (10 Credit)  LE2012 
Language at Work     LE2007 
Computer-mediated communication     LE2057 
The Language of the Law     LE2056 
Language in the News Media     LE2022 
Work Based Project (10 Credit) LE2058
OR 
Work Based Project  (20 Credit) LE2059


And choice of options to total 30 credits:
Environmental Policy     LK2014
Government and Management     LK2011
Embodiment and Feminist Theory     LK2005
The Social Life of Stuff    LK2018
Global Society     LK2004
Media and Society     LK2007
Kith and Kin: Family in a Social Context    LK2017


Year 3

Optional Placement


Final Year Core:
English Dissertation     LE3006 

International Migration and Policy  LK3018
Health Policy  LK3019
Ageing, Society, and Policy     LK3006 



Choice of options to total 40 credits:
Spoken Discourse Analysis     LE3022
Learning English    LE3026
Corpus Linguistics     LE3028 
Multimodal Analysis     LE3029 
Language as Evidence     LE3031
Language Contact and Globalization     LE3033 

Choice of options to total 30 credits:
Corporate Power in a Globalised World     LK3004
Dissertation     LK3001
Work, Organisations and Society     LK3008
Racism, class and gender     LK3010
Contemporary social movements     LK3011
Learning to Labour? Education and Society     LK3007
Religion and Society     LK3014
Sport and Society     LK3012
Pregancy and Politics: Cultural Norms and Family Policy     LK3013
Kith and Kin: Family in a Social Context    LK3020
Popular Music and Society    LK3016
The Challenge of Climate Change     LY3031