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Plymouth Marjon University

English Language and Communication

UCAS Code: B621

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Excluding General Studies

We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.

Pass with 23-45 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 6 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language Grade C or 4 or an acceptable equivalent qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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UCAS Tariff

88-112

Must be achieved from 3 A levels, BTECs or other acceptable Level 3 qualifications

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Applied linguistics

This degree covers linguistics, psychology and some aspects of speech and language disorders to investigate how we use language and what happens when it breaks down. You’ll learn how to describe language in terms of linguistic structure, sound systems and communication theory. We cover areas from autism to aphasia, from body language to bilingualism, from children to cognition, and from diversity to disorders.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• A unique, cross-disciplinary, degree.
• Highly practical with varied placement opportunities, for example with schools and care homes.
• Good preparation for a postgraduate SLT or teaching qualification.
• You’ll have the flexibility and freedom to explore what interests you.

**What might I become?**
You may be interested in exploring possible careers around language, such as in Speech and Language Therapy, in teaching, in special educational needs or in communications. You could specialise in language special needs in schools or in Higher Education, helping people with dyslexia and other language processing difficulties. You could also go into counselling, teaching or elocution. Note: this degree does not include speech & language therapist or QTS qualifications.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying English Language and Communication at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and find out why we are ranked second in the UK for teaching quality*. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.

*Ranked in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, published 23 Sept 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates.

Modules

Stephen Disney - Course Lead, English Language and Communication;
“You start by learning about how human communication works; what the pitfalls are and how people use language. In your second year you learn more in-depth about how words work, what they mean and how they develop. You’ll also learn about how language works in the mind and you’ll get the opportunity to put those skills into practice in a work placement. During your third year you will learn about language acquisition and undertake a dissertation project.”

Year 1
Introduction to Linguistics
Phonetics & Phonology
Language & the Life-course (half)
Human Communication
Developing Skills for Life
Visualising Language (half)
Communicating beyond words

2nd Year
Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics (optional)
Language in (Inter)action
Language in the Mind
Memory & Language
Research Methods
Communication at Work (with optional placement)
Diversity in English (option)

3rd Year
Mind, Metaphor and Meaning
Power & Persuasion (option)
Language Acquisition
Speech & Language Disorders
Neuropsychology (option)
Dissertation Project

Assessment methods

We have a range of assessments that look at the theory of language and communication in a huge variety of social and individual contexts. Other assessments, like portfolios and presentations, are highly practical, working with the real language data based on your interests. There are a couple of exams in the first year, but in your 2nd & 3rd years exams are only in optional modules, so you don't have to do them if you are better at written work.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University

Department:

School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

TEF rating:
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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
8%
Male students
92%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
22%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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Linguistics

What are graduates doing after six months?

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93%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Caring personal services

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