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Bachelor of English Language and Media (Hons)
Bachelor of English Language and Media (Hons)

Bachelor of English Language and Media (Hons)

  • ID:UH440068
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English and 4/D Mathematicse.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 58 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 79 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

Ever wondered why animals can’t talk but humans can? And how the words we use affect the message we are trying to send? This joint course provides the answer to both these questions and more. You’ll explore the foundations of human communication, the psychology behind language and how people act differently in different situations.  

You’ll do this alongside studying one of the top twenty institutions in the country for media, journalism and PR. In your media course, you’ll learn about how to craft media messages, how to write for a variety of different platforms from news sites to scripting videos and you’ll develop a whole range of media related skills ranging from digital to broadcast, alongside studying media research. 

How does how you write impact on the message you send and how can you learn the ways that different forms of media operate and what it takes to join this exciting industry? By choosing both subjects as a combination, you’ll learn about both subjects and how they overlap. 

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.   

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Introduction to Media Communications, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Visual Communication, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Interactive Media, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Communication, Interaction, Context, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Global Media and Society, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Investigating Language, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Introduction to English Linguistics 1, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Introduction to English Linguistics 2, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Language and Mind, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language in the Media, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • English Grammar, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Sounds of English, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Graduate Skills, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Learning and Teaching Language 2, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language and Species, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language in Society, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Forensic Linguistics, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language Competencies in Career Development, 15 Credits, Optional
  • History of the English Language, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Research Methods in English Language & Communication, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Magazine Design, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Research Methods in Media Communications, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Video Feature, 15 Credits, Optional
  • The Publishing Industry, 15 Credits, Optional
  • App Design, 15 Credits, Optional
  • New Media Branding, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Learning and Teaching Language 1, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Child Language & Communication, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Clinical Linguistics, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language & Communication Project, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Language Processing, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Communication and Cultures, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Meaning and Context, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Chunky Language: Investigating Formulaic Sequences, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Media and the Sacred: Religion and Popular Culture, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Gender in Language and Communication, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Advertising, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Campaigns and Careers, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Corporate Communications, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Digital Media, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Web Design for Publishing, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Media Project, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Global Englishes, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Representation and Identity in Contemporary Media, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Corpus-based Studies in English Language, 15 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Employability is central to everything we do. Our graduates have an excellent record of securing roles in a range of industries including the media, publishing, teaching and information management.

Over the years many of our English Language graduates have gone into teaching or speech and language therapy, as well as translation, publishing, journalism, marketing, law and business. Many go on to higher levels of study, engaging in research in their chosen fields.

For those interested in teaching, all Humanities graduates are guaranteed an interview with the School of Education.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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