If you have a keen intrest in the English Language or in language in general and want to make sure that first you have a solid grounding in academic skills, this is the course for you. The course offers you the opportunity to enhance your academic skills and knowledge of topics in the broad field of Humanities and Media before embarking on a course of study in a wide variety of language related issues. As part of your English Language and Linguistics course, you will study topics such as language and gender identity; accents and dialects; code-switching in bilingual families; style in literary and non-literary texts; conversational interaction; digital communication; and language and the mind.
Studying in a stimulating and multi-cultural environment and by means of high-quality teaching and a flexible, responsive and vocationally relevant curriculum, you will be introduced to key theories and frameworks in the discipline of linguistics. You will develop a range of subject specific and transferable skills, higher order conceptual and communication skills, linguistic analytical skills, enterprise, digital literacy and IT awareness, all of which are of immense value in graduate employment. The Foundation year prepares students for university level study. Successful completion of our Foundation course permits access to any of our Humanities or Media degree courses, including English Language and Linguistics.