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English Language and Linguistics (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

 

What will I learn?

This course provides a thorough grounding in English Language and Linguistics, enabling you to explore how language in general – and the English language in particular – works, how it is used, how it is developing and how it is acquired. You will learn about the complex relationships between language and society, gender, and region. This course will also develop your skills of language analysis so that you can read, write and analyse texts more critically.

You will study in a friendly and welcoming environment, taught by academic staff who are conducting cutting-edge research into all areas underpinning your programme. This means you’ll be acquiring the most up-to-date subject information while developing your quantitative and qualitative research skills. In addition, the course nurtures capabilities such as teamwork, project management and leadership, effective communication and language skills, all of which are vital to employers. With an optional year abroad, you will also have an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of living overseas and working in multicultural contexts.

In the first year you will study six core modules, half of which are in the area of Linguistics, for example Linguistics: Understanding Language. The remaining modules focus on English Language, suchas Language in Society and the History and Spread of English. Year two also provides you with a balance of modules across the two areas: Linguistics and English Language. You'll study Linguistics: Acquisition and Use, which is concerned with how people learn and use languages, and you'll also learn about child language acquisition and how to analyse both spoken and written discourse. Your final year provides the opportunity to work on the dissertation with core modules in the area of Linguistics and further optional modules in the English Language part of the degree.

How will I learn?

You will typically study four to six modules per year and you will have at least 3 hours’ contact time per week for each module. This will take the form of lectures, seminars of about 15 students in which you will discuss the lecture topic with the module tutor, and both written and spoken language classes. You will spend independent study time preparing for classes, reading primary texts, writing essays and working on a foreign language of your choice. Additional online materials are available and there will be various events and activities to further enhance your learning. Your own personal tutor will provide additional learning and pastoral support throughout your degree.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take the form of both coursework and examination. Coursework will include essays, reports, data analysis, oral presentations, mini-projects and a final-year dissertation based on your own research.

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

If you wish to spend a year abroad (which we thoroughly recommend), this will take place in your third year, meaning that you will complete your degree in four years instead of three. All students have the opportunity to apply for an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities.

The Study Abroad Team based in the Office for Global Engagement offers support for these activities, and the Department’s dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance. If you prefer to organise a work placement for yourself, we will support you in this as much as we can.

Entry Requirements

A level: AAB

International Baccalaureate: 36 points

Preferably including Social Sciences and Arts/Humanities subjects. Optional modules offered by other departments may have specific requirements.

These normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

Access/BTEC Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with Distinction grades in Level 3 units. Candidates must meet essential subject requirements.

Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP): All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and
conditions visit Warwick IFP for more information.

We welcome applicants with non-standard qualifications or relevant experience, and applicants with other recognised qualifications.

Further information

Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.

Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted
and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.

Open Days All applicants who have been made an offer will be invoted to the Centre's Open Day in February or March. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

What modules could I study ?

In your first year, core modules may include Linguistics: Understanding Language, English Language, such as Language in Society and the History and Spread of English.

Your final year provides the opportunity to work on the dissertation with core modules in the area of
Linguistics and further optional modules in the English Language part of the degree.

Find out more about the programme structure and a description of modules.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

Where can my degree take me?

Applied Linguistics is relevant to a range of exciting careers including international business, management and consulting, public relations and human resources, diplomatic service, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and aid agencies, education – teaching and research, healthcare and medical companies, manufacturing industries, editing and publishing, public sector organisations and university international offices.

Studying linguistics in combination with languages can open relevant career opportunities including translation, interpreting, journalism, language teaching, public relations, policy and political advisor, publishing and editing, and consular services and roles.

As this is a new course which will admit its first cohort in October 2017, the information to inform an accurate KIS widget for English Language and Linguistics at Warwick is not available. Please visit the Unistats website for more information.

Essential information

Entry Requirements
A level:
AAB
IB: 36 points

Preferably including Social Sciences and Arts/Humanities subjects. Optional modules offered by other departments may have specific requirements.

UCAS Code
Q311

Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Duration
4 years full time (30 weeks per academic year) including a year abroad

Department website

Centre for Applied Linguistics

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Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Other course costs

There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.

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This information is applicable for 2018 entry.