University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Within the English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies Department we make the most of our central London location, organising regular public events with institutions such as Tate Britain and the National Portrait Gallery, and a programme of regular guest lectures by high'profile speakers. We have a 40'year tradition of linguistics teaching and research, based in the heart of a vibrant, multicultural capital city. Our student'centred approach is designed to foster confidence in language and communication, promote the ability to analyse and critically evaluate diverse information, and encourage an interdisciplinary approach to cross'cultural practices. Our lively research culture in English embraces a range of critical approaches and various periods, including medieval and early modern, 18th and 19th century, Gothic studies, modernism, contemporary writing, and critical and cultural theory. Employers value the strong communication abilities and analytic skills of linguistics graduates.

Course Modules

Depending on their particular combination or degree students study modules in 1 or both languages from 1 or more of the following strands: Language development (teaching of the 4 skills by native and non'native speakers), languages in action (focus on professional context and communication skills in and out of the target language and English) and area studies (cultural context).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BCC
  • SQA Higher BBCCC
  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • SQA Advanced Higher BCC
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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83% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 87%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 90%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 78%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

70% Go on to work and/or study

In work 40
Studying 20
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 25
Unknown 5

19% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 25%

Total Coursework: 74%

Total Practical: 1%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation