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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12k / Year
  • 教授言語:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 1月 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 215pts.
  • Duration:
  • 36 月


    Our BA English Language, Language Acquisition and Language Disorders lets you delve into questions like: How do children learn to talk and read? What are the best ways of teaching and learning a foreign language? How do our age, sex, social background and regional origins affect the way we speak? How do accents and dialects come about? How do languages change over the course of time and why? How do we produce and process words and sentences? What are the causes and consequences of different types of language disorders in young children and adults?
    This BA enables you to study how children acquire their first language and what language disorders may occur, alongside our descriptive modules in the structure of English sounds, words and sentences. Your first year modules enable you to switch to other BA courses offered by our department, if you wish. You have the opportunity to spend an additional year abroad as part of your course, if you so wish. Provided that this experience is part of a full year Erasmus exchange, your fees will be waived by the University.
    Our first-year students take three compulsory modules. Foundations of Psycholinguistics examines the mental processes involved in language comprehension and production as well as language disorders. You take Foundations of Linguistics, which looks at how the sounds, words and sentences of languages are analysed in Linguistics, and Foundations of Sociolinguistics, which explores the relationship between society and language. During your second year you take Psycholinguistics which builds on Foundations of Psycholinguistics and focuses on language processing, either Child Language Acquisition or Second Language Learning, one English language option and a linguistics option. In your final year you take one English language option, one Linguistics option and two acquisition and disorder options.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 11950 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date October 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    The special characteristics of our course are flexibility and choice. In your first year three modules are compulsory and your optional module can be taken from across the faculty. During your second year you take two compulsory modules and two optional modules, one English Language module and one linguistics module. In your final year all your modules are optional, but you take one English Language, one linguistics and two acquisition and disorder modules. There is a great deal of choice for these optional modules due to the extensive range of modules offered by our departments.
    With a small number of exceptions, if you successfully complete the first year of your BA, then you are qualified to enter the second year of that course and a range of other courses: for example, if you take economics, politics, philosophy and sociology, then you have a choice of at least nine possible single or joint honours courses at the end of your first year. This means you can change your course, providing you have taken the appropriate pre-requisites and places are available.
    We operate a credit framework for our awards, which is based on principles widely used across the UK university sector. Each module has a credit rating attached and our standard three-year course consists of 360 credits (120 credits in your first year, and 240 credits across your second and final years).
    Please note that module information on our course finder provides a guide to course content and may be subject to review on an annual basis.

    Year 1

    Foundations of Linguistics;
    Foundations of Psycholinguistics;
    Foundations of Sociolinguistics; and
    one linguistics, language or social science option

    Year 2

    Child Language Acquisition or Second Language Learning;
    one English language option; and
    one linguistics option

    Year 3

    One English language option;
    one linguistics option; and
    two acquisition and disorders options

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    • A-levels: ABB-BBB
    • GCSE English: C
    • IB: 32-30 points (we consider IB certificates at the Higher Level on a case-by-case basis)
    • Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 6 level three credits at distinction and the remainder at merit (or above) or achievement of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 45 level three credits at merit (or above).

    English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each component (or equivalent). Different requirements apply for second year entry.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

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