Our BA English Language and Sociology (including foundation year) is open to Home and EU students. It will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your academic skills. This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During your Year Zero, you study four academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory academic skills module.In what ways are an informal conversation, a consultation with your doctor and a political news interview similar? How has globalisation affected languages in today’s world? How has social and geographical mobility given rise to the formation of new accents and dialects of English? Do men speak differently from women? BA English Language and Sociology enables you to apply the study of the structure of modern society to sociolinguistic concerns such as accent and dialect variation, multilingualism and language in the media. In your final year you have the opportunity to tailor your degree by choosing some modules that are best suited to your interests.