English Language and Linguistics BA (Hons)

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Anglia Ruskin University
In Cambridge (England)

Price on request

Important information

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

Do you want a deeper understanding of language as an important bridge for many cultures across the globe? ARU gives you the chance to study the evolution of English to understand its impact and consequence in the nowadays world. This course will develop your knowledge of English, its nature, mechanics, and evolution. You’ll also have the chance to explore specialist skills like creative writing and Teaching English as a Foreign Language, opening up many new career options.

You’ll be introduced to many issues in applied linguistics and language studies, such as semantics, phonetics and phonology, then learn to apply them to a range of contexts. You’ll trace how the English language has developed and spread across the globe, splitting into different offshoots and 'new Englishes'. You’ll examine how language is used to shape and manipulate people's ideas and opinions, and how English is picked up as a first or second language by both children and adults.

Emagister’s website gives you the opportunity to ask for more information. An assessor will get in touch with you and help you decide if this bachelor is suitable for you.

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What are the course objectives?

If you’re aiming for a career that needs good linguistic and analytic skills, then this is the course for you. Many of our recent graduates have found employment in communications, public relations and marketing, while others have gone on to take qualifications in speech therapy or teaching, and now work in primary or secondary schools.

Or you might enjoy your course so much you’ll choose to continue your education on a Masters course, like our MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL or MA TESOL and Materials Development.


Where and when

Starts Location
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , England
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Starts Sep-2018
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , England
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Reviews on this course

What I would highlight: I think what makes this university and this course in particular brilliant is that I can have the opportunity to pursue everything I want to do, such as writing or learning new languages. I don’t feel stuck in doing one thing. Becoming a student representative has given me so many more opportunities and it is not as intimidating as I thought to be. If I look back on my time here, I feel a sense of belonging that I have never felt before. It is just having friends who understand you and think like you. I have never had this before. There is a lot of diversity, which I really enjoy, people who are as passionate as you are. The professors are brilliant and funny and you will love them because we love them. It is such a great sense of community. We have a small class; you won't ever feel shut out. There will always be someone there to help you. It is an exceptional course and I am just proud that I have ended up doing it because it’s a thing I wake up to everyday.
What could be improved: Nothing negative.
Course taken: August 2016
Would you recommend this centre?: yes

What you'll learn on the course

English Language
English Conversation
Creative Writing
British Literature
English as a Second Language

Course programme

Modules & assessmentYear one, core modules
  • Revealing English Structure: The Phrase
  • Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Language and Data
  • Intercultural Awareness
  • Revealing English Structure: The Sentence
  • Introduction to the Sounds of English
  • Language and Society
  • The Nature of Language
Year two, core modules
  • Structure of English Past and Present
  • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • Language and Image
  • Research Methods for English Language, Linguistics and TESOL
  • Regional Varieties of British English
Year two, optional modules
  • Intercultural Encounters in Global Cinema
  • TESOL - The Language System
  • Stylistics
  • Language and Gender
  • TESOL - Language Skills
  • News and Feature Writing
  • Postcolonialism
  • Sociology of Education
  • The History of the Book
Year three, core modules
  • Major Project
  • Empirical Linguistics
  • Languages in Contrast
Year three, optional modules
  • Global English
  • Language Acquisition: Topics and Issues
  • Philosophies of Language and the Body
  • Narrative in Global Cinema
  • Race, Racism and Cultural Identity
  • Working in English and Media
  • Special Topic in Linguistics
  • Methods and Developments in TEFL
  • Intercultural Competence and Graduate Mobility
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Writing for Work
Optional modules available in levels 5 and 6
  • Anglia Language Programme

You’ll demonstrate your progress through a combination of traditional assessment, such as essays, exams or oral presentations, and portfolios, which involve both theoretical and practical work. Most of our modules also include a practical element, such as a data analysis exercise, allowing you to apply your theoretical knowledge to ‘real’ situations.