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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 1월 2016

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    Description

    Our BA English Language can give you an insight into these questions like: what range of sounds are found in present-day English and what are their distinctive characteristics? How do accents vary from one dialect of English to another? What techniques can we use to investigate the structure of words and sentences in English? What are the differences between the main varieties of English spoken round the world? What kind of techniques can we use to research how English varies according to age, sex, social background and regional origins? How is English used in conversation and in the media? How have English words changed their form and meaning over time, and how has the grammar of English evolved over the centuries?

    The first year of your course provides you with an introduction to techniques employed in contemporary linguistic research into the study of sounds, words, sentences, meaning and use. Your second and final years offer you a wide choice of English language options on a variety of specialist topics including conversation and social interaction, media and institutional talk, researching language variation, varieties of English, language and sex, structure of English, English phonetics and phonology, language variation and English phonology, black Englishes and creoles, lexical change in the history of English, and grammatical change in the history of English. You also have the opportunity of spending an additional year abroad (eg in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, or the USA) as part of your course, if you so wish.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 11950 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date October 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    The special characteristics of our course are flexibility and choice. In your first year you take three compulsory modules and one optional module. During your second and final years, all your modules are optional. However, you must take three English Language modules. For BA English Language one of your optional modules can be from across the faculty each year. There is a great deal of choice for these optional modules due to the extensive range of modules offered by our departments.
    With a small number of exceptions, if you successfully complete the first year of your BA, then you are qualified to enter the second year of that course and a range of other courses: for example, if you take economics, politics, philosophy and sociology, then you have a choice of at least nine possible single or joint honours courses at the end of your first year. This means you can change your course, providing you have taken the appropriate pre-requisites and places are available.
    We operate a credit framework for our awards, which is based on principles widely used across the UK university sector. Each module has a credit rating attached and our standard three-year course consists of 360 credits (120 credits in your first year, and 240 credits across your second and final years).
    Please note that module information on our course finder provides a guide to course content and may be subject to review on an annual basis.

    Year 1

    Foundations of Sociolinguistics;
    Foundations of Psycholinguistics;
    Foundations of Linguistics; and
    one linguistics, language or social science option

    Year 2

    Three English language options; and
    one linguistics, language, social science or project option

    Year 3

    Three English language options; and
    one linguistics, language, social science or project option


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    • A-levels: ABB-BBB
    • GCSE English: C
    • IB: 32-30 points (we consider IB certificates at the Higher Level on a case-by-case basis)
    • Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 6 level three credits at distinction and the remainder at merit (or above) or achievement of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 45 level three credits at merit (or above).

    English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each component (or equivalent). Different requirements apply for second year entry.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Essex.

    Funding

    For up-to-date information on funding opportunities at Essex, please visit: www.essex.ac.uk/studentfinance.

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