BA English Language and Linguistics with Foundation Year

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Introduction

Through our BA English Language and Linguistics with Foundation Year, you'll learn essential analytical tools and concepts. You'll take modules dealing with the structure and sounds of English and introducing you to linguistic study. You'll then have the chance to study formal linguistics such as phonetics and syntax, the history of language and linguistic thought, language and society, and also explore how language is acquired and taught.

You'll have the opportunity to continue your interest in formal linguistics by developing your thinking about language and the mind and build on your passion for the history of English by learning about the latest thinking on the development of the language.

For more information see the BA English Language and Linguistics web page.

Foundation year

Image of people readingThe foundation year provides students with non-standard entry qualifications with a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study in the School of English. It is carefully designed to build confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide the subject specific knowledge essential for success.

This year is taught within the Department for Lifelong Learning, where we have nearly forty years’ experience working with adult learners, helping them to unlock their potential to succeed through offering accessible foundation courses that can lead to full and part-time degree level study.

You will be learning alongside other students who are studying for a number of different degrees, typically in small classes, supporting one another to develop and succeed.

This foundation year also includes a range of opportunities to become involved in the life of the School of English.

Progression to the School of English

Students will progress to the School of English after completing their foundation year, subject to meeting progression thresholds which differ across courses and departments. These will be discussed with applicants at interview. These thresholds can also be found by searching for the relevant degree course within the University's Programme Regulations Finder and viewing information relating to 'Year 0'.

Attendance and length of programme

Attendance on this course will be full-time at the foundation level within DLL, where modules are taught both during the daytime and in the evenings. You will then study full-time in the daytime at the higher levels of study within the School of English.

It will take you one year to complete the foundation year and, if you successfully pass that, it will take you three years to complete the degree within the School of English.

Teaching and learning methods

During the course a number of teaching methods may be used, including:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Problem solving classes
  • Field studies
  • Independent study
  • Skills and subject-based tutorials
  • Group work
  • On-line activities.
  • Revision workshops
  • Laboratory sessions

Programme details

The links below will take you to more detailed information:

About the programme structure

About the higher levels of study of this degree programme

About the School of English

UCAS code: Q310

To apply for this course

As this is a full-time course you will need to apply for admission through UCAS, using the course code: Q310, but before you apply please carefully read:

Statistics about this course

The figures below give you key information about this course. The data has been independently collected by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).