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Course details

Subject area

English

UCAS tariff points

104

Start date(s)

2022

Placements

Study abroad

Study mode(s)

Full time (3 years)

Course overview

Are you fascinated by the power of language?

If you've enjoyed studying language before, English Language and Linguistics is your opportunity to expand your knowledge and delve deeper into this fascinating area of study.

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About this course

On this course you will gain the confidence and skills to analyse the way language is used in society, looking at social interaction, digital media, political and commercial discourses, literature and the creative arts.

You'll explore the history of the English language and how language varies in today's society, as well as covering practical topics such as how children acquire language and methods for teaching English to speakers of other languages.

We'll give you an insight into more specialised areas of linguistic expertise, teaching you how to apply a range of research and analytical methods to language use.

You'll be able to broaden your perspective on language by taking modules in literature or creative writing. We'll give you the chance to take part in creative writing workshops, in which you’ll produce your own creative writing and learn how to give and receive criticism.

We believe that the study of language and linguistics should engage your creativity as well as your research and forensic skills. So we won't just ask you to write essays – we encourage the creation of blogs, podcasts, posters, quizzes and presentations to help you think creatively about communicating your knowledge and ideas. You can also choose to take a creative writing module at each level of your programme, working with our expert tutors who are published poets or novelists.

Why study with us?

  • Explore a range of fascinating linguistic topics and questions about how language works.
  • Develop the confidence to apply your knowledge through practical exercises and projects.
  • Learn about how linguistics is used in society and the world of work.
  • Indulge your passions. You can combine the study of language with modules in literature or creative writing.

Modules

You will study a variety of modules across your programme of study. The module details given below are subject to change and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Modules by Year

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • How Language Works
  • History of English 1: The Origins of English
  • Language and Society
  • Stylistics
Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • History of English 2: From Shakespeare’s English to Global Englishes
  • Child Language Acquisition
  • Language, Society and Media

Students are required to choose one option module from:

  • Language: Gender and Sexuality
  • Discovering Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture
  • Writing and Theme
  • Medieval and Victorian Literature
Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Language Dissertation
  • Applied Linguistics

Students are required to choose one option module from:

  • Second Language Acquisition and TESOL
  • Multilingualism and Identity

Students are required to choose at least one option module from:

  • Second Language Acquisition and TESOL
  • Multilingualism and Identity
  • Austen, the Brontës and Woolf
  • Experiments: Modernism and Post Modernism
  • Literature of Enchantment
  • Writing: Breaking the Rules
  • Sexuality Studies
  • Fantasy and Gender

 

Learning and Teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.

Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:

  • high quality teaching
  • an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
  • a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.

We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study.

We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through the key themes in our Learning and Teaching Strategy:

  • Student Involvement and Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
  • Digital Literacy and Skills
  • Employability and Enterprise

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development

Programme delivery

Your time on campus, learning through in-person teaching, is at the heart of your academic experience and the way we deliver our programmes. This is supported and further enhanced by additional engagement activities and opportunities provided online and through digital teaching materials. This blended approach seeks to ensure a positive learning and teaching student experience.

Your programme of study has been carefully designed around a three-phase model of delivery:

  1. Preparation: You will be given clear tasks to support you in preparing for live teaching. This could include watching a short-pre-recorded lecture, reading a paper or text chapter or preparing other material for use in class.
  2.  Live: All your live teaching will be designed around active learning, providing you with valuable opportunities to build on preparation tasks, interact with staff and peers, and surface any misunderstandings.
  3. Post: Follow-up activities will include opportunities for you to check understanding, for staff to receive feedback from you and your peers to inform subsequent sessions, and for you to apply learning to new situations or context.

Preparation, Live and Post teaching and learning and the digital materials used will vary by course, but will be designed to help you structure your learning, take a full and active part in your course, and apply and test your developing knowledge and skills.

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, allowing you to apply and demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, including the recently introduced T Levels, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

QualificationGrade
UCAS tariff104
GCSE requirementsGCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required
Typical A Level offerBCC
BTECMMM

In addition, applicants usually have an A Level (or equivalent) in an English-related subject but this is not essential.​

Fees and Funding

UK Home Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2022/2023.

Part-time tuition fees will be prorated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying.

Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

Tuition fees for 2023/24 entry will be set in summer 2022.

Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

International Students, including EU Students:

Visit our webpage for international students.

Part-time study is not available for international students on a Student Route Visa. 

Additional costs

We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
  • On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

How to apply

For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.

You can now submit your application for courses starting in September 2022. Your application should be submitted to UCAS by 26 January 2022.

If you require a Student Route Visa in order to study in the UK, then you must meet all the conditions of your offer and present all supporting documentation required for the visa application no later than Friday 29 July 2022

You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

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Professional placements

Our students have completed placements in primary schools, secondary schools, film production companies, recording studios, and organisations providing language services. Recent students have worked on a wide range of projects during their placements, from writing copy for social media campaigns, to language teaching and organising fundraising events.

Career opportunities

You'll be qualified for a wide range of careers where knowledge about language, and alertness to language use, will be an asset. Our graduates work in teaching and education, media, the public sector, journalism, marketing, PR and communications. You'll also be well-prepared for the postgraduate study you'll need to complete if you want to become an English teacher.

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