**Why Warwick?** We’re a world-leading university with the highest academic and research standards. Today more than 25,000 students thrive across four faculties, which feature over 70 research centres and institutes. We’re a constant presence in the rankings of the UK’s and the world’s greatest universities, and the most targeted institution nationally by the UK’s top 100 employers (The Graduate Market in 2017, High Fliers Research Ltd). All of this means you’ll be welcomed to a safe, energetic and cosmopolitan campus with flexible, well-equipped study spaces to help you stretch yourself personally, professionally and academically. Whether you want to be a front-runner in a fast-moving graduate job market, or to make a difference and change the world, we want you here. **The course** This course provides a thorough grounding in English Language and Linguistics, enabling you to explore how language in general – and the English language in particular – works, how it is used, how it is developing and how it is acquired. You will learn about the complex relationships between language and society, gender, and region. This course will also develop your skills of language analysis so that you can read, write and analyse texts more critically. You will study in a friendly and welcoming environment, taught by academic staff who are conducting cutting-edge research into all areas underpinning your programme. This means you’ll be acquiring the most up-to-date subject information while developing your quantitative and qualitative research skills. In addition, the course nurtures capabilities such as teamwork, project management and leadership, effective communication and language skills, all of which are vital to employers. With an optional year abroad, you will also have an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of living overseas and working in multicultural contexts.