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BA English Language

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  • Objectives
    The degree in English Language builds on staff strengths in this area and allows you to specialise in language studies across a range of modules. No previous knowledge is assumed although those with an A or AS level in English Language may find the course particularly suitable.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements You should normally have two A levels, one of which should be in English Language, English Literature or Combined English Language and Literature, and a total of 260 points including B in English at A2.
  • Academic Title
    BA English Language
  • Course description
    Course Structure

    Foundation Level

    Provides a descriptive and theoretical basis from which you can progress to higher level work. You will be introduced to description of English from sound to sentence. You will consider the history of the language and its development and will start to consider the use of English in different contexts.

    Intermediate Level

    Consists of advanced descriptive study of English phonology and grammar; investigations into English dialects and other variations in the language; and a range of topic-based modules currently including Conversation Analysis, Child Language Acquisition, Stylistics of Narrative, Poetry and Dramatic Texts.

    Honours level

    You will prepare a final year dissertation on a topic of your choice, and study further modules in English Language, currently including Metaphor, Language and Power, Language in Education, Pragmatics, Bilingualism.

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