English Literature and Linguistics

BA Hons

  • UCAS Code QQ13
  • Entry Year 2024
  • A Level Requirements AAB
  • Duration Full time 3 Years

Overview

Two of our departments join forces to teach this fascinating degree. You’ll be taught by one of the country’s largest Linguistics and English Language department and an English Literature department which has a cutting-edge approach to literary study. You’ll study a broad range of literature while at the same time you will uncover the secrets contained within the language used to write them. Studying the sound, grammar and meaning systems of language means your appreciation and understanding of texts will be enhanced.

The mixture of English Literature and Linguistics topics is evenly balanced. The degree starts with the core elements of English Literature and Linguistics, while in the second year you’ll move on to more specialised modules.

In your final year, you’ll be able to pursue the topics that intrigue you the most. You could choose from modules such as a dissertation, Cognitive Linguistics, Contemporary Middle Eastern Literatures, Shakespeare, and many other fascinating topics.

You’ll have regular meetings with your academic advisor and the opportunity to join our student societies which bring together students with a shared interest in writing, literature, and language.

Your degree opens doors to jobs in speech therapy and language technology. You will be encouraged to develop your analytical and investigative skills, which are valued by employers such as law firms, management consultancies and the media. Linguistic awareness is a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations.

Careers

Language study is not just about facts, but learning a range of skills in data management and analysis, the evaluation of evidence, and the synthesis and presentation of results. The transferable skills you have the opportunity to develop on this combined degree – communication, self-expression, research and critical understanding – open up a wide range of business and public-sector roles as they are exactly the kinds of skills that employers value.

Typically, our graduates are interested in careers in:

  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Teaching (primary, secondary, and English as a foreign Language abroad)
  • Journalism, Media and Publishing
  • Speech Technology
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Management
  • Writing
  • Librarianship

Some of our graduates go on to further study. This could be in English Literature and Linguistics, but also in Journalism, Publishing, Law, Public Relations or Business, for example.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Entry Requirements

Grade Requirements

A Level AAB

Required Subjects A level English Literature or English Language and Literature grade A

IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

Other Qualifications

International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in a HL Literature subject

BTEC Considered alongside A level English Literature or A level English Language and Literature grade A

We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Course Structure

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and some which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism.

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, and the University will make every reasonable effort to offer modules as advertised. In some cases changes may be necessary and may result in some combinations being unavailable, for example as a result of student feedback, timetabling, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes and new research. Not all optional modules are available every year.

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Fees and Funding

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.

Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees for 2024/25 are:

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£9,250 £23,750

Scholarships and Bursaries

You will be automatically considered for our main scholarships and bursaries when you apply, so there's nothing extra that you need to do.

You may be eligible for the following funding opportunities, depending on your fee status:

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We also have other, more specialised scholarships and bursaries - such as those for students from specific countries.

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Important information

The information on this site relates primarily to 2024/2025 entry to the University and every effort has been taken to ensure the information is correct at the time of publication.

The University will use all reasonable effort to deliver the courses as described, but the University reserves the right to make changes to advertised courses. In exceptional circumstances that are beyond the University’s reasonable control (Force Majeure Events), we may need to amend the programmes and provision advertised. In this event, the University will take reasonable steps to minimise the disruption to your studies. If a course is withdrawn or if there are any fundamental changes to your course, we will give you reasonable notice and you will be entitled to request that you are considered for an alternative course or withdraw your application. You are advised to revisit our website for up-to-date course information before you submit your application.

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