English Language is offered as a joint honours degree which
means that you study it in combination with another subject.
Follow the links below for a brief
summary of each available English Language award, including
information on the aims of various courses and their entry
The BA (Hons) English Language provides you with a broad
understanding of the nature, history and diversity of the English
language and the ways in which meaning is shaped through language
use in a variety of social contexts.
You will acquire the theoretical knowledge and skills required
for analysing spoken, written and multi-modal texts in a variety of
contexts. There is a strong emphasis on studying the way language
is used in the real world. Through debate and discussion, you will
develop critical and independent thinking.
You will also engage with practical applications of language
research and have the opportunity to take part in a Professional
For defining principles and more information on the subject
English Language Subject Benchmark.
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We use a variety of teaching methods and strategies, to allow
you to develop a breadth of skills. We make extensive use of
electronic resources and the digital learning environment, in
particular through WOLF, our online
learning framework. This means that you have access to plenty
of learning material outside the classroom, and can study
independently alongside class work, using our excellent IT facilities.
Each course at the University of Wolverhampton is externally
assessed by an examiner from another Higher Education institution
in the country. This is what was said about English Language:
"I've read many good essays which show students' real engagement
with module primary and secondary materials, which in turn suggest
overall degree structures with decent breadth. Each module in
Wolverhampton is assessed by more than one mode of assessment,
allowing students to play to their strengths. All of these show
good practice, real dedication to teaching on the tutors' behalf,
and a great deal of effort going into the designing of modules, the
setting of assignments, and the assessment of the submitted
assignments.I particularly liked seeing innovative assessment
methods…adjusted to the different kinds of student population."
Your English Language degree makes you highly employable, as it
develops many skills that are essential in the workplace. You will
acquire a range of transferable skills including communication
skills, research skills, the ability to select, summarise and
synthesise information, problem solving skills, time management,
enterprise and digital literacy, all of which are of immense value
in graduate employment.
You will have the opportunity to take some volunteering modules
and join our employability professional development award programme
whilst completing your degree in our school. These will prepare you
very directly for the world of work.
The optional module: 'Teaching Writing' gives you training in
tutoring students in writing skills and, if studied, adds to your
For detailed information about subject specific skills, generic
and transferable skills which you will acquire whilst doing your
degree, see the
Higher Education Academy Subject Benchmark
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