University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course allows you to study the historical and cultural aspects of the English language, while improving your range of productive skills and awareness of English as a linguistic system and literary medium. It recognises that the study of English is deepened and extended by a thorough knowledge of the structure, meaning and sound systems of language in general. The course provides a rare opportunity to study in depth both a formal approach to language and the way in which language is used

Course Modules

First year core modules cover exploring language, language and linguistics tutorial, and words, meanings and texts; you can also choose two options from language myths, introduction to language and literature, or a Westminster elective from across the University. In the second year, alongside your language and linguistics tutorials and core modules in history and discourse, and language structure and meaning, you will take two option modules from literary linguistics, child language acquisition, or a Westminster elective. In your final year, alongside your dissertation you will choose five option modules from literary language, language contact and change, language and power, language form, applied language studies, professional experience and development, or a Westminster elective.

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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) £12,750 Overseas Fees