United Kingdom

University of Essex

22 nd
Young University Rankings 2014
251–300 th
World University Rankings 2018
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

University of Essex

English Language and History

Our mission is to discover how language is organised, how it is acquired and how it is used for communication. You examine linguistic and sociolinguistic aspects of the structure and use of modern English whilst studying a range of historical periods from the sixteenth century to the present. You explore how English varies according to age, sex, social and geographical background and ethnic origins and whether social and geographical mobility have given rise to the formation of new accents and dialects of English. You consider how historical events have shaped the contemporary world and the relationship between the past and present. In addition you have access to our state-of-the-art labs including our Psycholinguistics Lab which measures how long it takes individuals to react to words, texts and sounds.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-10-01
  • Location
    Colchester Campus,Colchester
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £14,020