English Language, Linguistics and Cultures

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for entry on to the degree. You’ll study the following modules

  • Communication in a Global Context
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 1
  • Academic Study Skills
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 2
  • Introduction to Study in the Humanities
  • Research Project in the Humanities 

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £9,000

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

UK & EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 2,000 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Foundation 22% 0% 78%
Y1 14% 0% 86%
Y2 15% 0% 85%
Final 12% 0% 88%
Foundation 0% 5% 95%
Y1 15% 5% 80%
Y2 7% 12% 81%
Final 0% 23% 77%

About the course

In Hull we address English language through an intercultural approach, which is crucial in today’s globalised world. Our students know what it means to be able to mediate across cultures and gain a clear understanding of the key cultural and historical developments of the language. English is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world and is used by more than a billion people. It’s the main language in areas such as science, communications, technology, business, entertainment and diplomacy. The programme at Hull will allow you to study key language issues from various perspectives and examine different cultural contexts, to trace the rise of English to the level of a global common language, and to gain insights into different types of discourse as well as examine approaches to professional communication.

After the first year, you can tailor the course to reflect your own interests and career aspirations. You can also study for a recognised teaching qualification in Trinity CertTESOL (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) while studying for your degree. Hull offers excellent language learning facilities, with a dedicated space for languages students. Our team of Language Learning Advisors offer extra one-to-one support to help you with your studies. If you don't have the qualifications to enter the programme directly, we offer a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.


BA (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

Language skills and cultural understanding are vital in a world of international cooperation, business and trade. English is no exception - well-developed communication skills are needed at all levels in the workplace. Employers value graduates who have the ability to use different forms of communication, and who are skilled professional communicators.

You’ll leave Hull with strong critical and analytical skills in a range of subjects including history, literature, politics, media, film and visual cultures. This will open up a variety of career paths. You can also choose the pathway to further study – our MA in TESOL and MA in Translation Studies are fantastic progression opportunities.