English is one of the most widely-spoken languages in the world. Stand out to employers world-wide by developing your command of English to an advanced level and studying its sounds, structures and uses as a global language. Shape the course to suit your future career with over 30 optional modules Learn about globalisation and the spread of the English language as well as its history Study the sounds and structures of different varieties of English Work with students from as far afield as China, Brazil and Russia Our BA (Hons) English Language degree will develop your ability to read, write and speak English to an advanced level – skills you can apply to many careers all over the world. It will also give you a detailed knowledge of the sounds and structure of English as well as an in-depth awareness of issues relating to intercultural communication. English is a bridge language for many global cultures and essential for communicating in industry, business and politics. Discover how its use has spread and evolved in the medieval and modern world, as well as how we construct meaning from it. You’ll also learn about the connections between language and global issues such as migration, popular culture and ecology. Our many optional modules will give you the chance to build a course that suits your own preferred career. You could focus on the technical aspects of English with topics such as phonetics and language acquisition, explore its cultural use in areas such as sport, writing and cinema, or prepare for a role as an English teacher with our various TESOL and TEFL modules. You’ll also have the chance to broaden your career options even further by learning a foreign language from beginner or elementary level.