English Language BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University
In Cambridge (England)

Rs 7,97,338
*Guide price
Original amount in GBP:
£ 9,250

Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Cambridge (England)
Duration 3 Years
Start January 2018
other dates
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (England)
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:
    January 2018
    other dates

This degree will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of the nature and mechanics of the English language. You will explore a range of issues in applied linguistics and language studies, developing your awareness and understanding of their application in a range of contexts. The course addresses issues such as the global spread and increasing diversification of the English language. It looks at how language is systematically employed to shape and manipulate people's ideas and opinions, and asks how children and adults acquire English as a first or second language.

Important information

Requirements: Required subject(s): A-level English Language/English Language and Literature at grade C GCSE(s) Required: English Language grade C We welcome applications from International and EU students. There are country-specific entry requirements


Where and when

Starts Location
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , England
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Starts Jan-2018
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , England
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What you'll learn on the course

English Language
English Skills
English as a Second Language

Course programme

Course overview

English is now commonly regarded by many as a global lingua franca, used by people throughout the world as a first, second or third language. English is increasingly taught as a second language, and a proficiency in English is required in many professions throughout the world.

A range of module options from areas as diverse as Creative Writing, Literature, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Media will allow you to delve deeper into areas of particular interest or perhaps prepare for a favoured career. With employers increasingly interested in additional skills, the course will also allow you to study a modern foreign language via the Anglia Language Programme as part of your optional modules; current languages offered include Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese and Russian.


Year one core modules

  • The Nature of Language
  • Revealing English Structure
  • Intercultural Awareness
  • Language and Society

Year two core modules

  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Written Text
  • Language, Power and Identity
  • History of English Language
  • Language, Mind and Brain

Year three core modules

  • Vocabulary and Semantics
  • Spoken Discourse Analysis
  • The Undergraduate Major Project

Year one optional modules

  • Anglia Language Programme
  • Introduction to English Literature 1 & 2
  • Ways of Reading
  • Language and Criticism for Writers
  • Writing to Entertain, Inform and Persuade
  • Language and Image

Year two optional modules

  • Anglia Language Programme
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language 1 & 2
  • Writing for the Web
  • Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Writing at Work
  • Theorising Popular Culture
  • European Cinema

Year three optional modules

  • Anglia Language Programme
  • Language Acquisition
  • Methods and Developments in TEFL
  • Language, Culture and Reason
  • Imperial and Postcolonial Writing
  • Creative & Professional Non-fiction
  • Intercultural Competence and Graduate Mobility
  • Images and Rhetoric of Conflict
  • After the Deluge: Writing, Film, Culture and Society Since 1945


We use a wide range of assessments to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the subject. Assessments may include essays, formal exams or oral presentations, but increasingly use portfolios which allow students to engage with the topics on both a theoretical and practical level.

In the majority of modules, a combination of assessment types is used to ensure that students are able to demonstrate their theoretical knowledge of and engagement with a topic, but usually also include a more practical element. For example, the assessment for a module may consist of a traditional essay in which students discuss a particular theoretical approach, but also a data analysis exercise which allows students to demonstrate that they are able to apply their knowledge in the 'real world', and to link theory with practice.

Dedication: full-time.

Additional information

Career opportunities: Graduates have entered a variety of careers. A substantial number continue their academic career by pursuing a postgraduate course leading to a teaching qualification, such as the PGCE and, further on, now work in primary and secondary schools; others work in communications, public relations and marketing. Some complete Masters courses and then go on to study towards a PhD.This course provides excellent preparation for entry into a range of fields including teaching, journalism, advertising and publishing. It also allows you to pursue further studies at postgraduate level.