This course offers a greater understanding of the English language, alongside insights into its real-life use and linguistic theory. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You will learn from a team of research-active specialists, with options to take a sandwich year, research placement or Erasmus+ year abroad. You may follow a route that qualifies you for English language teaching with the professional Trinity CertTESOL as part of your degree. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE You will have access to several large linguistic corpus libraries, to better study language in use. You can also study a second language as part of your degree. OPTIONAL PATHWAYS You may follow optional English literature pathway through this degree, or include it as a pathway in journalism, leading to exit awards: - BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics with English Literature - BA (Hons) Journalism with English Language and Linguistics WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students interested in the way English language is used in a large variety of contexts, including social media, TV, advertising, literature and more, as well as the ways in which it is related to issues such as gender, education, forensics and clinical applications. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED You will develop a wide range of skills in analysis, criticism and argument, alongside transferable skills such as communication, research, time management, teamworking and problem solving. You can also undertake work placements or follow the Trinity Certificate route. AFTER THE COURSE You will be prepared for work in fields including advertising, education, media and technical writing. The Teaching English as a Foreign Language pathway can enable you to teach English anywhere in the world. You will also be well placed for postgraduate study.