English language is important in terms of the economic, political and social issues. English is the most spoken language in the world, with an estimated 1,500 million speakers over the world. It is also the best-described language in the world. This BA programme’s introductory modules look at topics like how our language changes according to the context in which it is being used, how men's and women's language use differs, how to have the language acquisition and how and why it continues to evolve.
The English Literature aspect of the course offers you the opportunity to study texts and authors from an exceptionally wide range of English, British and American literature. During your degree these works are studied in a variety of ways, some emphasising, for example, the social or political context in which a text was produced; others are studied with a more linguistic or stylistic approach. The course aims to develop your skills in reading literature and to introduce you to new critical techniques and ways of studying literary texts. Through the study of English literature you will develop critical capacities and a range of invaluable intellectual and interpersonal skills: the ability to evaluate and interpret material and the capacity to explain it logically, orally or on paper, the ability to work independently and as a member of a group, to manage your own time and to work to deadlines set by yourself and others. These are skills which are sought by employers in many fields.
- General Secondary Education Certificate, with minimum 65%, AND International Foundation Programme.
- Mature students will be considered on a case by case basis.
- IELTS0 (5.5) or equivalent.
Start Dates: September 2018