Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. Do you have a passion for the written word? This degree offers an in-depth look at English language and draws on a number of different disciplines in the analysis of the structural, sociolinguistic, psychological and historical dimensions of the language. Explore how language works as a structural system (the sound system and the grammar), and how it can be used in a variety of social settings: for instance, to persuade, exert power and construct identity. You’ll learn about the development of English from Anglo-Saxon to its current position as the world language; the impact that the digital age is having on the English language, while enhancing your verbal and written communication skills. Graduates from our English Language courses have gone into a range of graduate professions in local government and public services, marketing, publishing, the police force, and graduate entry schemes in the private sector. Students have also gone on to study the PGCE to become teachers and some have pursued postgraduate research programmes at UCLan.