English Language and Linguistics
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Joint honours options
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Please note, tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
The following factors will be taken into account by the University when it is setting the annual fees: inflationary measures such as the retail price indices, projected increases in University costs, changes in the level of funding received from Government sources, admissions statistics and access considerations including the availability of student support.
How and when to pay
Tuition fee instalments for the semester are due by the Monday of week 1 of each semester. Students are not liable for full fees for that semester if they leave before week 4. If the leaving date is after week 4, full fees for the semester are payable.
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It’s your responsibility to cover print / binding costs where coursework submission is required. Please note that a lot of the coursework is now submitted online.
|You may choose to purchase books to support your studies. Many books on our reading lists are available via the Library, or can be purchased secondhand.||£20-60 per book|
Accommodation fees in Brookes Letting (most do not include bills)
|£94-265 per week|
Accommodation fees in university halls (bills included, excluding laundry costs)
|£122-180 per week|
Graduation costs include tickets, gowning and photography. Gowns are not compulsory but typically students do hire robes, starting at £41.
Students are responsible for their own travel to and from university for classes. BrookesBus travel is subsidised for full-time undergraduate students that are on a course with a fee of £9,250 or more, or living in an Oxford Brookes hall of residence. There is an administration fee for the production of a BrookesKey.
Financial support and scholarships
Featured funding opportunities available for this course.
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Learning and assessment
On this course you’ll explore and analyse the power and importance of human language. Through research and analysis you’ll gain an insight into the connection between language and thought and a deeper understanding of the world.
This course is based around four strands of study:
- Cognitive/Psycholinguistics Linguistics
- Descriptions of Language in Use
In your first year you'll study core introductory modules to give you a good grounding in the four key strands, as well as research in Applied Linguistics.
In your second and third year you'll be able to tailor your module choices towards particular areas of interest. [You might examine how infants acquire their first language - this is a 1st year module] Or you may choose to explore fake news and media power struggles. In year two you’ll also develop your understanding of research in language in preparation for your final-year dissertation.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Oxford Brookes. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
Graduates in English Language and Linguistics can choose from a wide range of career paths, particularly where an international dimension might be involved.
Due to an increasingly globalised world, our working lives become ever more cross-cultural in nature as we communicate and interact with people across cultures as well as across geographical borders.
If you have an interest in people, cultures and human diversity, relevant employment sectors might include teaching, both in the UK and internationally, tourism, marketing, the media, public relations, law, and international companies and organisations.
Jobs now being undertaken by recent course graduates include:
- TEFL teaching in South America
- working in broadcast media (BBC and ITV)
- online publishing
- academic publishing
- digital marketing
- BBC radio producer
- journalist (Times Online)
- retail manager
- event manager
- speech therapist
- primary and secondary teachers
- social media
- content producer
- advertising industry roles
- copy writing
- charity sector roles.
Every year we run an alumni event where you will have the opportunity to meet recent graduates working in a variety of professions.
Students have gone on to apply for a range of master's courses such as Forensic Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition, TESOL, PGCE Primary and Secondary, and International Relations. A recent graduate is currently studying for a PhD in Forensic Linguistics. Find out more about Postgraduate courses at Brookes.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.