Kingston University London

Course Introduction

**Why choose this course?**

– You’ll be taught by staff who are actively involved in research and who publish and present their work nationally and internationally.

– As part of this course, you’ll develop key skills for employment, including project management, research design, data analysis and report writing.

– Through an optional work placement, you can prepare yourself for employment and increase your workplace skills.

**About this course**

On this course, you’ll examine how the English language works in the real world. You’ll look at how language is used at work and leisure, how people learn and teach languages, how different languages ‘see’ the world, and how people use language for identity.

You’ll analyse grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and conversation, from the smallest sounds to complex discourse. You’ll investigate accents and dialects, language use, variation, change, and links to society.

Through an extended piece of work, such as a dissertation, you’ll specialise in an area of language and linguistics of your choice.

Course Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

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, including:

- Being Human: Self, Subject, Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

- Transforming Realities: Innovation and Social Change in Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature

- Researching Race and Ethnicity

- Globalisation and Social Change

- Cultural Theories of Mass and New Media

Year 3

- English Language Dissertation Project

- Professional Communication Skills

- Optional modules, including:

- Special Study: Narrative

- Special Study: Meaning

- Special Study: Discourse and Social Media

- Special Study: Language Processing

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees