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English Language & Linguistics BA (Hons)

English Language & Linguistics BA (Hons)

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UCAS code

Specialist degree: Q101


Joint Hours degrees with

Education Studies: XQ33

Creative Writing: WQ83

English Literature: Q390

British Sign Language: QQ13

French: Q3R1

German: Q3R2

Japanese: QT32

Spanish: Q3R4


3 years full-time | 6 years part-time

Study Abroad

Yes - see our study abroad web pages for more information

How to apply

For full-time study apply through UCAS

For part-time study email appforms@yorksj.ac.uk for further details

Course Fees

Home & EU students: £9,000 per annum (2016 - 17)

International (non EU) students: £10,000 per annum


Welcome from the Head of Programme

Claire CunninghamThe English Language & Linguistics programme aims to educate you, excite you and empower you. Let’s do the education bit first.

Everyone uses language, but not everyone knows about it - for example, why we have certain words and phrases; how we learn language; why our language abilities sometimes fail us; why people might have different views about what is correct; how language varies…

If you choose to study our English Language & Linguistics degree, you will learn about all these aspects, and more.

But we also want to excite you. Our staff are real enthusiasts. We live and breathe language, and we want you to share our passion for the subject. Of all the complimentary things our students say about us, the most frequent comment is that our own fascination for our subject area really comes across to students and helps them to do well. We are a very experienced team of people who are highly qualified academically, but also friendly and accessible who understand the nature of learning and teaching.

Knowing about language, and being enthusiastic about it, is empowering. It means you are much more likely to be an effective language user, because you understand others’ meanings and are thoughtful about your own. To be in control of the meanings you express is a very powerful position, regardless of whether you exercise your language skills in workplace contexts, or in personal relationships.

Clare Cunningham - Head of Programme


Why study English Language & Linguistics?Elect to take CELTA as part of your course

This programme enables you to study language from a broad range of perspectives, including the way speech is articulated, how language is structured and related to meaning, and how it relates to speakers’ intentions and purposes in social interaction.

As well as studying how speakers and writers use language, you may also study social attitudes to language, and the way language choices can express identities and cultural values.

In this year's National Student Survey the English Language and Linguistics programme achieved 98% overall student satisfaction, and we were top in the country for our 'provision of specialist resources'.


What sorts of jobs will our graduates get?

Graduates have gone on to careers in teaching, publishing and journalism, advertising and marketing, management, IT, social work and speech and language therapy.

You may find it useful to think about what careers your degree can lead to. Visit our Jobs & Careers to find out what previous YSJ students have gone on to do after graduating.


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