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Q391 BA English Literature, Language and Linguistics (3 years)

This degree programme for international students is taught by outstanding academics in English Literature and Modern Languages. The programme will appeal to anyone fascinated by the English Language but also how the language is manifested in historic, colonial and contemporary literature.

Introducing your degree

This distinctive degree course in English Literature, Language and Linguistics for international students allows you to explore the English language from a range of angles, scientifically through linguistics and historically through literary texts and cultures.

Overview

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Programme Structure

As a language student you will be allocated to a stage of language proficiency in our unique system of seven language levels. This is designed to place you at the stage most appropriate to develop your spoken and written skills, enabling you to make rapid progress. In all years of study you will benefit from our wide range of resources. You will use the excellent facilities in the Centre for Language Study, including extensive multimedia facilities and online resources.

Alongside your progression through the English language stages in each year of your degree, you will also follow a number of compulsory and optional modules in literature and linguistics. Each semester you will study four modules. One will be your language module. Usually, at least one will be an English literature module, and at least one will be a language/linguistics module. Your remaining optional modules are made up from a broad range available within the departments of English and Modern Languages (including cultural, social and political studies), or free elective modules. In your final year you will have the opportunity to prepare a dissertation on a topic of your choice, under the guidance of an appropriate supervisor.

View the programme specification document for this course

Key Facts

  • A wide range of options, including groundbreaking work in international writing, film studies and creative writing
  • The opportunity to study a language, plus student exchanges with Frankfurt, Lausanne, Barcelona and Cracow
  • Modern languages at Southampton has been ranked in the top five universities by The Guardian for the last four years
  • Opportunity to learn another language from scratch, such as Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Russian or Polish

Did you know?

You can take this programme with a year abroad at one of our 173 partner institutions in over 24 countries – use code Q392 when you apply through UCAS.

Entry Requirements

Typical entry requirements

A Levels:
QualificationGrade
GCE A-level

This course is for international students.

We consider applications from international students with strong grades in High School qualifications. Typically a GPA of 3.0 or percentage grades of 80%.

IELTS: We normally ask for an overall IELTS score of 7.0 with not less than 7.0 in Reading and Writing, 6.5 in Listening and Speaking, or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

IB:
QualificationGrade
International Baccalaureate34 points overall with 17 at Higher level  

Contact us for further information on equivalencies for these qualifications and others not listed here

 

International Foundation Year

International students who do not currently meet our entry requirements may be able to join this course on successful completion of our International Foundation Year. Find out more about the Foundation Year.

Selection process:
Intake:
50
Average applications per place:
5

Selection is normally based on actual or predicted grades plus the reference and personal statement on your UCAS application. Exceptionally we may ask you to come for an interview before making an offer.

Helpful information on applying, meeting a University representative in your country, or improving your English language levels can be found on the International Office website.

This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Modules

Typical course content

Innovation modules outside of your subject area
Our Curriculum Innovation Programme offers you the chance to take optional modules outside of your chosen subject area. This allows you to personalise your education, to develop new skills and knowledge for your future. Modules range from "Living and working on the web" to "Business skills for employability".

Year 1

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

Semester One

ENGL9___ English Language Stage

Students can choose in semester one any other BA module option offered by Humanities. Students wishing to take non-English modules or non-Language /Linguistics modules must contact their Academic Tutor in the first instance.

Compulsory
LING1002
From English to Englishes
Optional
ENGL1004
Poetic Language
ENGL1085
Multimedia Old English: Song, Skin and Cyberspace
ENGL1086
The Act of the Essay
ENGL1089
The Novel

Year 2

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

Semester One

ENGL____ English Language stage

You must choose 3 modules from a defined list of LANG, LING, ENGL, likely to include  those modules below

You must choose at least one LING/LANG option and one ENGL literature option. The remaining module is your own choice.

Students can choose in each semester any other BA module option offered by Humanities. Students wishing to take non-English modules or non-Language/Linguistics modules must contact their Academic Advisor in the first instance.

Optional
ENGL2005
Romanticism
ENGL2011
Women, Writing and Modernity in Britain, 1790 - 1865
ENGL2012
Jewish Fictions
ENGL2027
Children’s Literature
ENGL2029
Modern Drama since the Second World War 2
ENGL2046
Images of Africa in Literature and Culture
ENGL2051
Objects of Desire
ENGL2073
Visions of Beowulf: new encounters with Anglo-Saxon culture
ENGL2077
Money and Meaning in American Fiction
ENGL2080
Queens, Devils and Players in Early Modern England
ENGL2083
Tales of Travel c.1000-1650: Idylls, Utopias, Monsters, and Cannibals
ENGL2091
From Black and White to Colour: A Screen History of ‘Race’, Gender and Sexuality in Post-War Britain
ENGL2092
Women Writers Remixed ca. 1850—1915
ENGL2094
Victorian Feelings
FILM2019
Women and Hollywood
PHIL1019
Puzzles about Art and Literature
GERM2006
Vienna and Berlin: Society, Politics and Culture from 1890 to the Present
LANG2002
Globalisation: Culture, Language and The Nation State
LANG2005
Learning about Culture: Introduction to Ethnography
LING2002
Psycholinguistics
LING2003
Syntax : Studying Language Structure
LING2004
Discourse Analysis
LING2008
Sound and Voice (see also ISVR2016: Speech Sciences and Lip-Reading)
Semester Two

ENGL____ English Language stage 

You must choose 3 modules from a defined list of LANG, LING, ENGL, likely to include the modules below 

You must choose at least one LING/LANG option and one ENGL literature option. The remaining module is your own choice.

Students can choose in each semester any other BA module option offered by Humanities. Students wishing to take non-English or non-Language/Linguistics modules must contact their Academic Advisor in the first instance.

Optional
ENGL2001
Modern American Poetry
ENGL2010
Postcolonial Texts and Context
ENGL2052
Images of Women
ENGL2061
The Nineteenth-Century Novel
ENGL2063
Problems in Shakespeare: text, print and performance
ENGL2075
Brief Encounters: Writing Short Stories
ENGL2076
Creative Writing after Modernism
ENGL2078
Scriptwriting
ENGL2079
Contemporary Women’s Writing
ENGL2085
The Enlightenment Body
ENGL2089
Poems, Books and Anthologies
ENGL2093
Contemporary Fiction and Visual Culture
ENGL2095
Patriots and Cosmopolitans: African modes of belonging
ENGL2096
Making New York Modern
ENGL2097
Arthurian Worlds
FILM2002
Early and Silent Cinema, 1895-1929
PHIL2001
Aesthetics
LANG2009
The EU and European Identity
LING2007
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
LING2009
Multilingualism

Year 3

The following is an indicative list of available optional modules, which are subject to change each academic year. Please note in some instances modules have limited spaces available.

Semester One

ENGL____ English Language stage

Students choose ENGL3016 or LANG3003.

You must choose 2 modules from the defined list of LING, LANG and ENGL modules below.

Students can choose in each semester any other BA module option offered by Humanities. Students wishing to take non-English or non-Language/Linguistics modules must contact their Academic Advisor in the first instance.

Optional
ENGL3003
Rakes and Libertines
ENGL3004
Writing The Novel
ENGL3015
Fantasy Film and Fiction
ENGL3039
Sweatshops, Sex Workers and Asylum Seekers: World Literature and Visual Culture after Globalisation
ENGL3047
Literature and Culture from the Middle East
ENGL3053
Chaucer and his World
ENGL3056
Victorian Bestsellers
ENGL3062
Nuclear explosions, genetic engineering, and climate change: How literature has held the sciences to account since 1945
ENGL3069
Love and Death in Africa’s Cities
ENGL3078
Queens, Devils and Players in Early Modern England
ENGL3079
Visions of Beowulf: New Encounters with Anglo-Saxon Culture
ENGL3081
Money and Meaning in American Fiction
ENGL3086
Eve and the Angels: Love, War, and the End of Epic in Milton’s Paradise Lost
ENGL3088
Sex and the City in Stuart Drama
ENGL3089
Literatures of Islands and Oceans
GERM3016
Language and the City
ENGL2012
Jewish Fictions
ENGL2087
Great Writers Steal: Creative Writing and Critical Thinking
LANG3003
Dissertation
LANG3007
Translation: Theory and Practice
LING3001
Second Language Acquisition Theory
LING3003
Advanced Syntax
LING3005
Language Teaching Theory and Practice
HUMA3009
Humanities Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme Yr 3
Semester Two

ENGL____ English Language stage 

Students must choose 2 modules from the defined list of LANG, LING and ENGL modules below.

Students can choose in each semester any other BA module option offered by Humanities. Students wishing to take non-English or non-Language/Linguistics modules must contact their Academic Advisor in the first instance.

Optional
ENGL3007
Holocaust Literature
ENGL3041
Jane Austen and the Regency World
ENGL3044
Poems, Books and Anthologies
ENGL3045
Post-War American Jewish Literature
ENGL3049
Creative Writing in Schools
ENGL3058
Radical England: From Shakespeare to Milton
ENGL3080
Images of Women 1890-1939
ENGL3090
Swashbucklers, Cut-throats, Revolutionaries: Five Hundred years of Pirates in English Literature
ENGL3091
American dreams? Monetized bodies, terror, and trauma in American Drama
FILM3006
American Cinema since 1965
GERM3006
Minorities and Migrants: Exploring Multicultural Germany
GERM3017
Renaissance of German-Jewish Literature after the Holocaust
LANG3006
Public Service Interpreting
LING3006
Writing in a Second Language
HUMA3011
Narrative Non-Fiction: The Interdisciplinary Art

Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide or website).

Fees & funding

Tuition fees

NameYear of entryMode of studyUK/EUInternationalChannel Islands
BA English Literature, Language and Linguistics2018Full-time£9,250£16,536£9,250
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Funding

Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Costs associated with this course

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable from the University:

TypeDescription
StationeryYou will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationary items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.). Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.
BooksWhere a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source. Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.
EquipmentComputer Discs or USB drives - Students are expected to provide their own portable data storage device. Software Licenses - All software is provided Hardware - It is advisable that students provide their own laptop or personal computer, although shared facilities are available across the University campus.
Printing and copyingWhere possible, coursework such as essays; projects; dissertations is likely to be submitted on line. However, there are some items where it is not possible to submit on line and students will be asked to provide a printed copy. The University printing costs are currently: A4 - 5p per side (black and white) or 25p per side (colour) A3 - 10p per side (black and white) or 50p per side (colour) Please Note: Paper sizes not recognised by the printing devices will prompt you to select the size and then charge a minimum of 50p per black and white copy and a maximum of £1 per colour copy. You can pay for your printing by using the money loaders or by using print copy payment service by going to https://www.southampton.ac.uk/isolutions/students/printing-for-students.page Please remember that we are unable to refund any credit that has not been used by the end of your course, so please consider this when topping up your printing/copy account https://www.southampton.ac.uk/printcentre/index.page? also offers a printing and copying service as well as a dissertation/binding service. Current printing and copying costs can be found at https://www.southampton.ac.uk/printcentre/copyrooms/service.page. They also provide a large format printing service, e.g. Academic posters. Details of current costs can be found at https://www.southampton.ac.uk/printcentre/exhibition/academicposters.page?
PlacementsStudents on placement programmes can expect to cover costs for health and travel insurance, accommodation and living expenses; travel costs; visa costs. This will vary depending on which country you are travelling to. Specific details on what additional costs there will be are detailed in the individual module profiles which can be found under the modules tab of the programmes details of your programme.

In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

Career Opportunities

Employability is embedded into our English modules from the first year onwards, right from the first lecture. We offer a number of optional employability modules.

As part of promoting extracurricular events, we support activities such as bringing Shakespeare to life in schools, and enjoy good relationships with local organisations. With many employers now expecting extracurricular or voluntary experience, this can prove vital.

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Study Locations

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