English Language

Learn and imbue yourself in the form, culture and analysis of a global language rich in history by exploring writing styles, linguistics, acquisition, and even learn an additional language.

Apply Now

Key Facts

bookmark_border

Degree

BA (Hons) English Language

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

call_split

Pathways Available

International Year Zero

date_range

Start Dates

Degree Overview

The world has increasingly become connected and governed by technology. At DMU we believe that you should study the nature of the ‘wired’ environment and how it influences who you are. As part of the digital humanities program, you will have the opportunity to see how communication and language operate on web-based platforms, and how the application of digital tools and methods can deepen the knowledge of your chosen subject area.

The first year of this course will introduce you to the study of language in general, how sounds become words and how words are put together to create meaning. Through your studies, you’ll develop the ability to take language apart as well as learn how to put it together to create clear, effective communication.

The second and third year options include teaching English, a final-year work placement module and the opportunity to study material such as propaganda and interrogation, pragmatics – which looks at the gap between what we say and what we mean – psycholinguistics, and the political, social and cultural roles of language.

The language you speak shapes the world you see. This BA degree course helps students understand both better, and to make connections between what they study and what goes on in the world beyond the classroom.

Apply Now
Important

You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Graduates of this course have gone on to work at Meisei University in Tokyo, the Department of Transport, communications agencies and schools in the UK and overseas.

Our graduates have strong linguistic, reasoning and analytical skills, making them highly employable.

We develop our students’ information analysis and presentation skills to produce articulate, adaptable, professional communicators who can operate with ease in any setting and with any group of people.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

Learn more about International Year Zero

De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.