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University of Reading

Whiteknights , Reading Berkshire ,United Kingdom


Full Time: 3 Years
With BA English Language and Linguistics, understand how language is at the heart of human life and is study is crucial to our understanding of ourselves as members of society and as individuals.
If you are interested in understanding how language works and is applied to different situations, then this course will appeal to you. You will analyse language, its use in different social contexts and settings, online and offline, how it is acquired and used by children and adults, how it is taught, its role in politics and the increasingly globalised world. Our diverse and interdisciplinary portfolio of modules will enable you to explore theories of language in the contemporary world and learn how to apply this knowledge to your future career. We offer a friendly and supportive environment in which you will be able to design a course geared towards your own interests and career objectives.
On this degree course you will develop your knowledge of grammar, phonetics and discourse analysis in order to become a highly skilled user and analyst of the English language. In the third year, you will have the opportunity to carry out your own project for your dissertation or a professional communication project, with one-to-one support from your supervisor. Throughout our programme you will understand how the subject is directly relevant to the workplace and to a range of key issues in contemporary society such as politics, migration, gender and sexuality.
Our Department has been a leader in the field for 50 years. We have a long-established tradition in applied linguistics with cutting-edge research in topics such as language and gender, language and the mind, language and digital media, and language and migration.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30