If you find yourself listening in to conversations on the bus, analysing the headings to advertising posters or wondering about the words used in social media exchanges, you are a budding English Language expert and should take this course.
• Investigate a range of spoken and written texts
using linguistic and grammatical concepts
• Analyse and explore how people use language to
present their thoughts, feelings, and identities
• Study language from as early as 950 AD up to
the Instagram bios of the 21st century
• Study a range of case studies and theories to
support language use
The course offers opportunities to experience
guest speakers such as David Crystal who is the world’s leading linguistic expert. Various university trips are organised where you will have the chance to experience a range of seminars, lectures and workshops. The department offers a creative writing club as part of the enrichment offer and students have won various awards and commendations with the work they have produced.
General entry criteria apply plus GCSE
English Language at Grade 5.
English A Levels and degrees open doors to many careers, including media, advertising, publishing, journalism, public relations, theatre and teaching, as well as providing a good A Level in areas such as architecture, law, local government and the civil service.