BA (Hons) Politics and English Language and Linguistics

Duration: 3 years

Course details

This programme gives you the analytical skills and deep knowledge of language that you gain from studying linguistics, plus the chance to do hands-on work collecting and analysing data. You’ll develop systematic ways of understanding how the modern English language works, how it’s used and how it changes, looking at situations as diverse as youth language in our multicultural and multilingual cities, or the English used in the media and politics. You’ll consider how new technologies shape the form of English and whether the spread of English in the world is changing or even killing other languages.


Year 1

  • Foundations of Linguistics

  • Language in the UK

  • Sounds of English

  • Introduction to Phonology

  • Introduction to English Syntax

  • Languages of the World

  • Critical Thinking and Writing for Linguistics

Year 2

  • Research Methods in Linguistics

  • + Optional Modules

Year 3

  • Linguistics Research Project

  • + Optional Modules

Entry requirements

  • A level
  • International Baccalaureate
  • BTEC
  • GCSE

Career possibilities

Alongside specialist skills, you also develop the transferable skills graduate employers look for, including the ability to:

  • think critically
  • communicate your ideas and opinions
  • work independently and as part of a team

You can gain extra skills by signing up for one of our Kent Extra activities, such as learning a language or volunteering.


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If you need more information, please contact us on 020 3302 7144 or on our CONTACT page to discuss your requirements.