Language is humanity’s greatest invention and at the heart of all communication. It’s easy to take language for granted, but the ability to communicate effectively in different scenarios – to explain, inspire, persuade and effect change – is an uncommon skill highly valued by every employer, whatever career you have in mind.
Through an exciting range of innovative modules shaped and taught by supportive, research-active staff, you’ll explore this fascinating subject. From tutorials and group work to eye-opening psycholinguistic experiments using a range of engaging, student-centred teaching methods.
The overwhelming support I got from my lecturers was amazing. Whenever I had interests that lay beyond the topics covered, they always gave me the freedom to explore those subjects and weave them into my coursework. This individuality has really helped me find out what I want to do in life.
Laura de Haan
BA (Hons) English Language & Communication with Journalism
Our academics are actively engaged in research in their specialist areas and regularly present at national and international conferences. You’ll work in partnership with academics by diving into real-life data, helping with research and by learning from guest experts. The department has hosted several events at the University including:
Throughout your studies you will receive academic and personal support to help you get the best out of your degree and learn about this fascinating subject area.
At the open day, the lecturers and learning environment impressed me. The course covered a diverse range of topics, which have all proved relevant and important to my current role.
BA (Hons) English Language and Communication with Journalism and Media Culture (2013)