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Linguistics and the English Language BA (Hons) Undergraduate - September 2023/24* Entry

Course Details

  • Start Month September
  • UCAS Code Q140
  • Qualification BA (Hons)
  • Duration 3 years
  • Placement Year Yes
  • International Experience Year Yes
  • Study Mode

    Full Time

  • Location

    Bangor

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Explore More in Linguistics

Studying linguistics will enable you to learn about, understand and interpret many aspects of human language. You will study the ‘science’ behind language, including possible sounds used in speech and their combination (phonetics, phonology), how words are built up morphology), what distinguishes sentences from just strings of words (syntax), meaning (semantics and pragmatics), the effect that society, culture and norms have upon language use (sociolinguistics) and how languages change over time.

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Explore More in English Language

By studying English language, you will have the opportunity to learn about the grammatical structure of English (e.g., how words and sentences are formed), how meaning is made, interpreted and extended across whole discourses, how sounds are formed, produced, and understood, and how language use varies across speakers and groups and how it changes over time as well as gaining knowledge from the related domain of linguistics and the scientific study of language.  

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Explore More in English

English at Bangor University encompasses English Language, English Literature and Linguistics. Studying English Language will introduce you to the tools and methods used to explore and describe the most widely understood language spoken in the world today. Studying English Literature provides the opportunity to develop a thorough knowledge of literary texts, theory, history and criticism. Linguistics, like all the sciences, involves the systematic study of the patterns and regularities found in speech and language data. 

Key Facts from UniStats

*The year of entry refers to the academic year in which the course begins rather than the calendar year. E.g. a course with a March 2024 start date will be shown as 'March 2023/24 Entry' because the academic year starts in September making 2023/24 the relevant academic year. Similarly, a course with a January 2023 start date will have 'January 2022/23 Entry' because 2022/23 is the academic year of entry for that course.

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