Kingston University London

Course Introduction

**Why choose this course?**

How does the English language work in the real world? On this course you will learn how to express your creativity through words to create professional writing.

You will examine how language systems work together, investigating meaning, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and conversation. You'll analyse spoken and written communication in business and society. You'll study media, advertising and literary texts and understand how language and accents are linked to identity.

Our experienced tutors have an active involvement in your learning. They use innovative techniques in their teaching, and provide constructive feedback throughout your studies. You will also undertake a work placement during the course, and write a reflective report on your experience. This will help to prepare you for the wider world and increase your employability skills.

**Foundation year ' Humanities & Arts**

If you are thinking of returning to education after a break you could apply for our foundation year course. This course will provide you with the academic and transferable skills you need to study an undergraduate degree in any of the humanities or arts. At Kingston these include Creative Writing, Dance, English Literature, English Language and History.

Throughout the year'long course, you can study a range of these subjects, allowing you to get a better idea of which ones you prefer. It'll guide you in the direction of a humanities or arts degree that you're particularly interested in. The foundation year will develop your independent study skills and help you to better understand your academic ability, a potential career path and how to develop the skills that employers look for in graduates.

Course Modules

Examples of modules:

Foundation year

' Becoming an Independent Learner

' Radical Imaginations

' Being Human: History and the History of Ideas

' Communication in Context and Practice

Year 1

' Introduction to Language

' Introduction to Communication

' Beyond English: Language, Culture and Identity

' Researching Everyday Life

Year 2

' Language and Society

' Language and Cognition

' Style and Meaning

' Optional Modules

Year 3

' English Language: Dissertation Project

' Professional Communication Skills

' Optional Modules

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)