After an introduction to the core areas of language and linguistics, you will gain specialist knowledge in aspects such as discourse analysis, second language acquisition, teaching English, bilingualism, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, language change, onomastics, rhetoric and creative writing. You will then apply this understanding practically in, for example, forensic linguistics, speech and language therapy, learning and teaching a second language, and analysing spoken discourse. The course combines an excellent learning environment with outstanding teaching and research. You will be taught by leading academics and published researchers. Our staff rank consistently highly for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS).