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English Language and Linguistics (Foundation Entry)

Entry requirements


64 UCAS points at A2

64 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

64 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

MM

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MPP

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

MM

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

MPP

64 UCAS points

64 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Linguistics

English language

**Course Overview**

- Take a deep dive into the English Language – exploring how it works as a structure, and how it can be used in social settings – on our course.

- Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.

- Our programme is very flexible and there are two pathways: a standard pathway and a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) pathway.

- You’ll have a lot of choice on this course. There are modules to suit any interest – from language structure to the teaching of language, language and gender, and forensic linguistics.

**Why study with us**

- English Language is ranked 1st in the UK for Assessment and Feedback - National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.

- Linguistics at the University is ranked in the UK's top 20 - the Complete University Guide 2020.

- We’re a small and dedicated team, so we’ll get to know you well, and some of our researchers are deemed world leading in their fields.

Modules

Year 1: Essential Study Skills for Higher Education, Developing Academic Knowledge, Introduction to English Language and Linguistics, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to Creative Writing, Skills for Language Students, Foundation in TESOL, Extended Course Essay

Standard Path Way

Year 2: English Language Workshop (academic writing and employability), English Syntax and Phonology, From Sound to Meaning, Language Variation in Society, Analysing Texts. You also have 1 elective choice module from the following; Language, Gender and Identity, History of English Literature, Writing Identities, A Modern language or BSL, TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages)

Subjects Covered at Year 3 and 4: Framing the News, Language, Mind and Brain, Sociolinguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Accents and Dialects, Foundations of English Grammar, History of English, English Morphology, Corpus Linguistics, The Language of Literature, Power in Talk, Discourse and Argumentation, English in Education, Language Pathology and Clinical Linguistics, Forensic Linguistics, English Syntax, English Phonology, Contrastive Linguistics.

TESOL Pathway

Year 2: English Language Workshop (academic writing and employability), English Syntax and Phonology, From Sound to Meaning, TESOL Core modules, An Elective choice

Subjects Covered at Year 3 and 4: English Language and Linguistics choices (see above), Along with: Teaching Practice in TESOL, Teaching Skills for TESOL, TESOL and World Englishes, Project Planning and Research Methods, Current Issues in TESOL, Work Experience in TESOL, TESOL Core 1A/1B

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£5,500
per year
England
£5,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,500
per year
Scotland
£5,500
per year
Wales
£5,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

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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
Linguistics
92%
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.

Linguistics

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

62%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
91%
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?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
27%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

English language

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

68%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
92%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
24%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

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.

Linguistics

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
82%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

45%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
22%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
13%
Childcare and related personal services

This is not a particularly common subject at first degree level and most of the degrees that fall in this category are offered by the University of Durham. If you fancy one of these broad degrees, it is probably best to speak directly to tutors to find out what your options on your degree might be and what they can lead to,

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.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
47%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals

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.

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

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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