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English Language and Linguistics with Foundation

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,D

Access to HE Diploma

M:36,P:9

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

88

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Linguistics

English language

Explore how language lies at the heart of human life and society, and develop core academic skills, with our BA English Language and Linguistics with Foundation degree.

This four-year programme includes a foundation year that leads directly into the three-year course. It provides an excellent route to a degree in English language and linguistics if you do not have the typical entry requirements.

**Foundation year**

The foundation year will provide you with the skills and knowledge to succeed at university. You'll develop core skills in academic study, writing and research.

Your subject-specific studies will include:

- Study Skills, which develops your academic writing, research, referencing, critical thinking, teamwork, study techniques and study management

- Persuasive Writing, which explores how writing shapes our lives, and how it's used for social media, journalistic and political persuasion

- Identities, which explores identity in relation to national/race identity, gender, changing identities and sense of self, examining everything from texts and objects to film and cultural documents

- Perspectives, which enhances your ability to study and understand problems, events, objects and texts from a variety of perspectives.

Your learning will be delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops.

A foundation year is more than a stepping-stone to a degree. You will also benefit from:

- access to our full range of facilities and resources

- full integration into university life, before your degree year begins

- experience of an academic environment, and the ability to work independently

- specialist support and guidance.

**Careers**

A degree in English language and linguistics will provide you with transferable skills for a wide range of careers. 100% of our graduates are in work or further study 15 months after finishing their course[1].

Our graduates have pursued careers in fields such as:

- teaching, both in the UK and abroad

- speech and language therapy

- publishing

- event coordination

- journalism

- speech writing

- the Civil Service

- media, including advertising, marketing and public relations

- information technology.

Your degree could also lead to postgraduate study in a related area.

[1] Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2017/18; First Degree and other undergraduate responders from English Language and Applied Linguistics.

Modules

Sample modules may include:
* Study Skills
* Persuasive Writing
* Identities
* Perspectives
* Sounds, Grammar and Meaning

Check our website for more details of the course structure.

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
£19,500
per year
International
£19,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Reading

Department:

English Language and Applied Linguistics

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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.

55%
low
Linguistics
77%
low
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

55%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
45%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
36%
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

100%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
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?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
26%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

English language

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
49%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Other administrative occupations
9%
Other elementary services occupations

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
50%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Other administrative occupations

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.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

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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