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English Language BA (Hons)

University of Liverpool
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
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Program description

English Language BA (Hons)

Year One focuses on building key skills and knowledge to prepare you for more specialised study. You will explore the history, development and contexts of the English language and will have the opportunity to apply methods of language analysis to literary texts and other media.

In Years Two and Three, you will be able to choose specialist modules in topics such as psycholinguistics, language and gender, the history of English, child language acquisition, language and the law, and teaching English to speakers of other languages. Year Three also includes an option to write a dissertation on a research project of your own design, or to do a work placement with an organisation relevant to your degree through the SOTA300 module.

Admission requirements

A level requirements

ABB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.

Subject requirements

A level English (Language, Literature or Language and Literature) at grade A

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

Applications considered. BTEC in a humanities-related subject plus A level English at grade A required

International Baccalaureate

33 including 6 in HL English with no score less than 4

Irish Leaving Certificate

H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 with H1 in English

Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher

Scottish Advanced Highers of ABB with English Grade A.

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced

Accepted including 2 A levels at AB with A in English


45 Level 3 credits in graded units in a relevant Diploma, including 30 at Distinction (including all English credits) and a further 15 with at least Merit.

Relevant Diploma is Humanities/Social Sciences based.

Extended Project Qualification

Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. For this course this will be an ABC offer with the A in English and an A in EPQ.

Please note that Humanities and Social Sciences Honours Select programmes which have a Management, Law or Sociology component will not accept the EPQ.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the school.

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Program content

Year One

Compulsory Modules

  • Attitudes to English
  • English Language in Context
  • Introduction to Language Study
  • Introduction to Stylistics

Optional Modules

  • Close Reading
  • Ways of Reading
  • Critical, Analytical and Creative Thinking
  • Analysing Media Texts
  • Introduction to Logic
  • Media and Society
  • Language and Media

Year Two

  • Language in Society
  • Pragmatics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • The History of English: Variation and Change
  • Child Language Acquisition
  • Multilingualism in Society

Year Three

  • Analysing Discourse
  • Introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages in A Global Context
  • Language and Gender
  • Language and Globalization
  • Language and Literature
  • School of the Arts Work Placements Module
  • Varieties of Northern English
  • Dissertation (semester One)
  • Language and the Law: A Course in Forensic Linguistics
  • Language and the Mind: An Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics
  • Dissertation (semester Two)
  • Dissertation (over Both Semesters)
  • From Sign to Text: Exploring Multi-modal Communication

Tuition fees

  • Home Undergraduates: £9,250 per academic year
  • International/EU Undergraduates: £18,500 per academic year

Career opportunities

Our graduates leave to take up a very wide range of careers. A number take up jobs in journalism, broadcasting, or advertising; some begin as management trainees in a variety of businesses; others start their careers in retailing, computing, librarianship, the arts or the Civil Service. Many go on to train further as teachers, or as solicitors or accountants; some pursue careers in teaching English as a foreign language. Accordin

g to the latest available data, 95.8% of our UK first-degree graduates were in work and/or study 6 months after graduating (DLHE 2016/17).

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University of Liverpool

14 Oxford St
L69 3BX Liverpool
United Kingdom

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