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English Language and Linguistics

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2022

Subject

English language

If you want to understand language use in today’s globalized world, our English Language and Linguistics is the course for you.

You will look at:
- the relationship between language and identity in terms of gender, ethnicity, religion and sexuality

- how we change the language we use according to social contexts

- intercultural communication

- the use of language and non-verbal communication in areas such as journalism, advertising and public relations.

You will also:
- examine how children and adults learn language and become adept users of it

- learn about the history of the English Language and how (and why) it has changed over time

- explore how sounds are produced and how words are structured and created

- discover how language analysis can assist in solving crime

- learn about the relationship between language and thought and how language is processed in the brain.

This degree is ideal preparation for careers in:
- education

- the media

- public relations

- tourism

- hospitality

- marketing

- advertising.

Modules

In Year 1 you will take core introductory modules which will give you a thorough grounding in key elements of language, sociolinguistics and communication. You explore the links between language, meaning and social context. In Years 2 and 3 you will develop these interests and begin researching particular issues in more detail. Specific concepts you can examine include language, culture and globalisation; intercultural communication; psycholinguistics; spoken discourse; forensic linguistics; language teaching; and analysing English language. You will also develop a research strand and engage in a dissertation project.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,600
per year
International
£14,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Oxford Brookes University

Department:

English and Modern Languages

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

91%
med
English language

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English language

Teaching and learning

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

73%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

62%
UK students
38%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
9%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

English studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£25k

£25k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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