BA (Hons) in English Language, Linguistics and Literature (3-4 years)

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CITY College, University of York Europe Campus
October 2021
3 - 4 years
Full Time


- Holders of High School Leaving Certificate with good performance.
- Holders of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or six IB Subject Certificates (including at least three at the higher level) with a minimum total of 26 points, or A Levels obtained locally, will be considered for admission to Bachelor Degree courses.
- Good knowledge of English proven by:
TOEFL: paper based 550 / computer based 213 / Internet based 79-80 or IELTS: 6,0 or CAE (A or B) or equivalent
qualifications. Candidates that have completed their high school studies through the medium of English Language are not required to hold an English language qualification.


The BA (Hons) in English Language, Linguistics and Literature offers a solid foundation in the study of language, linguistics, literature, language teaching, translation, media and film providing students with theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills, thus enhancing their employability profile. The curriculum includes units such as Introduction to the Study of Language, Practice in English Language Teaching, Language Mastery I and II, Methodology of Translation, Introduction to Media Studies, Understanding Film, but also offers a wide range of literature modules such as Drama and Social Issues, Contemporary Poetry and Multi-cultural Literature in English. This innovative programme is ideal for anyone who is interested in becoming an English language teacher, a linguist, a literary scholar or wishes to pursue a successful career in translation, media, publishing, journalism, or education.


1st Year

  • Introduction to the Study of Language
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Language Mastery I
  • IT and Academic Skills
  • Introduction to Translation
  • Composition Writing
  • Introduction to Drama
  • Language Mastery II
  • Introduction to Poetry

2nd Year

  • History of the English Language
  • Introduction to the Methodology of Language Teaching
  • Introduction to Popular Culture
  • Drama and Social Issues
  • Contemporary Poetry
  • Introduction to Fiction
  • Morphology
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Methodology of Translation
  • Multi-cultural Literature in English

3rd Year

  • Semantics
  • Syntax
  • ELT Classroom: Principles and Practices
  • English Phonetics and Phonology
  • 20th Century American Literature
  • Understanding Film
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Pragmatics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Literary Translation
  • British Literature: Past and Present
  • Language Testing and Assessment

4th Year

  • Evaluation and Design of Teaching Materials
  • Introduction to Research Practice
  • Literary Theory
  • Adaptation across Media
  • Language, Gender and Identity
  • Dissertation
  • Practice in English Language Teaching
  • Contemporary Topics in English Studies

Note: The list of units may be subject to minor changes.


Graduates of this programme may pursue an exciting career as highly-qualified English language teachers, or in media, publishing, research, advertising, or management positions in educational institutions. Others may also continue their studies at Masters level.

For information regarding student fees please contact the Institute.
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