A-level: ABB-BBB from 3 subjects, including English Language/Literature grade BBTEC also accepted, see below for details*Variable offers available
Our innovative English Language degree aims to provide you with a theoretical knowledge and understanding of the English language, how it works in society and its role in the world today.
ABB - BBB from 3 A Levels to include grade B in English Language or Literature (or combined). General Studies accepted.
A Level applicants who select this course as their Firm UCAS choice may be eligible for our lowered offer scheme. This means that the grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced.
We welcome applications from students who have tried to improve their examination grades by taking resits. We treat these applications in exactly the same way as other applications.
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) / BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels at grade BB* (one A-level grade B must be obtained in English Language / Literature.)
BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF) / BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: Distinction, Distinction plus grade B* in A-level English Language or Literature (or combined).
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) / BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma Distinction, Distinction, Distinction. A-level grade B must also be obtained in English Language or Literature (or combined).
*Applicants who select this course as their Firm UCAS choice may be eligible for our lowered offer scheme. This means that the A Level grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced.
32 points in the IB diploma (including TOK/Bonus points) with 6,5,5 at HL (including English Language / Literature).
Standard level Maths and English grade 5 required in lieu of GCSE English and Maths grade C/4.
Applicants who select this course as their Firm UCAS choice may be eligible for our lowered offer scheme. This means that the grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced.
Pass Access to HE Diploma with Merit in each module. Humanities or Social Sciences Access course preferred, but other courses considered on an individual basis.
Applicants must demonstrate that they have successfully completed English Language/Literature/Linguistics modules as part of their Access course (minimum grade Merit.) Applicants may be asked to attend an interview prior to an offer being made.
EPQ: A Level applicants who meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer for their programme of choice, plus an alternative offer which will be one grade lower plus a grade B in EPQ, providing this course is selected as their Firm UCAS choice.
Other qualifications: If your qualification is not listed, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.
International Qualifications: International students can discover more about the qualifications we accept on our international pages. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements.
Foundation Programme in Social Science (Aston University): For students with good A-level (or equivalent) grades, but who narrowly miss our standard requirements, it is also possible to gain entry to this course by completing a Foundation Year, although please note the progression requirements.
3 years full time or 4 years with integrated placement year UCAS Code: Q310
GCSE requirements: GCSE English Language and Maths Grade C/4.
Tuition fees 2018/19: £9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students. £14,300 (£2,500 during placement year) for overseas students. More on fees.
Application for second year entry will be considered by the programme director if there is space on that year of the programme. Typically, successful applicants for second year entry will:
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The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.
Our innovative English Language degree aims to provide you with a theoretical knowledge and understanding of the English language, how it works in society and its role in the world today. At the same time we emphasise the practical application of English Language studies to the real world through professionally relevant modules in areas such as Teaching and Learning English or Language in the Workplace or Language and the Law. Your First Year of studying English Language at Aston will give you a broad introduction to language and meaning, to the influence of form and context and to the role of language in society. In the Second Year you build upon the themes introduced in your First Year through the study of core and elective modules designed to equip you to describe the features of spoken and written language in technical detail, as well as collecting, managing and working with linguistic data. In the Final Year you can choose from a wide range of elective modules to suit your interests and/or career plans. You will also produce a substantial piece of individual work in the form of a dissertation on an agreed topic of your choice.
Sample module options: The modules below are indicative only. When an offer is made, students will receive a detailed programme specification which forms part of our terms and conditions.
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Introduction to LinguisticsEnglish Language Across Time and Space Introduction to Discourse Analysis Language and SocietyPractical Applications of Language Description
Core modules: Advanced Topics in SociolinguisticsWorking With Language DataWritten Text Analysis
Optional modules: Teaching English to Speakers of Other LanguagesPsychology of Language & Communication Language at WorkThe Language of the LawLanguage in the News MediaLanguage Policy and Language PlanningPhonetics Literature, Culture and SocietyCreative WritingStylisticsWork-based Project
Spoken Discourse AnalysisLearning EnglishMultimodal AnalysisComputer Mediated Communication Language as EvidenceCommunicating Across Cultures Leadership and Management Communication Advanced Leadership and Management CommunicationForensic PhoneticsLanguage Contact and GlobalisationTheories of Language and IdentityCognitive PoeticsLanguage and Literature in Education
You will be involved in: lectures, tutorials, seminars, e-seminars, small-group work, project work and independent study. Many of your modules will be in workshop format, alternating theoretical input with practical analysis, and allowing you to test out your understanding in discussion with other students and your tutor. There are also opportunities for group and collaborative work. Students undertake a major piece of independent research in final year.
You will be allocated a Personal Tutor when you join us and you will be encouraged to make regular contact with them throughout your studies. Personal Tutors are there to help discuss academic and, in some cases, personal issues. Personal Tutors can also often offer support by writing references for placement/graduate employment and academic research.
Assessment is through a combination of coursework, essays, oral presentations, posters, exams and an extended dissertation during your Final Year.