251–300 th
World University Rankings 2019
22 nd
Young University Rankings 2014
40 th
European Teaching Rankings 2018
Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom

English Language and History (Including Placement Year)

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 (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
  • 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