BA (Hons) English for Academic Purposes

Duration: 3 years

Course details

The course has six modules. In the first semester you will study Reading and Writing Development, Communication Skills and Birmingham: Past and Present. In the second semester you will study Listening for Academic Purposes, Reading and Writing for University, and Speaking for University Purposes. Assessments are designed to meet individual needs and increase confidence in using English, both in social and academic contexts.


Year 1

  • The Structure and Grammar of English

  • Text Analysis: Genre and Style

  • Perspectives on the History of the English Language

  • General Linguistics 1: Phonetics and Phonology

  • Language Acquisition and Development

  • The Language of Media

Year 2

  • Language, Identity and Power

  • Researching English Language Use

  • Regional Englishes

  • Deconstruction: Language, Theory, Society

Year 3

  • World Englishes

  • Approaches to Analysing Discourse

  • Dissertation

Entry requirements

  • A-level BCC–CCC (104–96 UCAS Tariff points)
  • International Baccalaureate: 27 points.
  • Access to HE Diploma Pass with 60 credits overall
  • GCSE minimum grade C (or grade 4)

Career posibilities

English Language graduates gain a broad range of skills applicable in a variety of occupations, such as journalism, teaching, lexicography, editing proofreading and speech and language therapy. Graduates have also gone on to careers in law, publishing, radio or TV, and postgraduate studies in English Language or related areas.

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