A new and exciting course which explores language in current usage and how it is used to present bias and representation in a range of historical and online texts, alongside a sociolinguistic analysis of how language varies through class, social groups and occupation.
Frequently asked questions
Can I study Language alongside Literature?
Yes, if you want to study English at University, you can study Language alongside Literature. However, you cannot take either single subject alongside the combined Lang/Lit course.
I want to be a journalist – shall I chose Language or Literature?
Either is a viable option. Sheffield do a great course where many language students have studied. However, a journalism course will be just as useful for literature.
What other subjects does it go well with?
Usually, language students study Law, Psychology, Sociology or Modern Foreign Languages. However, due to the academic nature and ability to synthesise information, Language goes well with most subjects.
I want a career in teaching – which English is best?
For primary teaching, English Language is the best as it covers child language acquisition, alongside creative writing and a variety of written styles. As we do not study full novels, it also fits the variety of texts studied in the primary curriculum. For secondary English, either of the three courses will suffice.