Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

English Language, Linguistics and Cultures

UndergraduateBA (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: QQ31

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Introduction to Language Awareness

  • Skills for Communicating Cultures

  • Language, Power and Society

  • English Language in its Global Context

  • Ideas and Identities

Optional modules

  • America in Theory

  • American Revolutionary Readings

  • Global Histories: The Non-Western World

  • The Philosophy of Contemporary Thought and Culture

  • Passport Languages

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Aspects of Professional Communication

  • Presenting and Representing the Past

  • Language and the Mind

  • Contemporary Cities: Migration, Place and Belonging

Optional modules

  • Languages Guided Research Project

  • Understanding Languages in Context

  • Introduction to Language Teaching

  • Trinity CertTESOL 1

  • Passport Languages

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Languages and Cultures Dissertation

  • Introduction to Second Language Acquisition

  • Understanding Professional Communication

Optional modules

  • Popular Cultures

  • Trinity CertTESOL 2

  • Engagement and Resistance

  • Language Learning and Teaching

  • Passport Languages

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More about this 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.

Teaching and Learning

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Study English in the city described as the most poetic in England, where Philip Larkin wrote most of his best work.

Become part of the thriving literary and creative scene at the University and beyond.

Superb facilities include the Brynmor Jones Library which is open 24/7 and boasts cutting edge technology and more than a million books.

Gain a first-class grounding in literature, from the medieval era to the 21st century, under the guidance of world-leading experts.

Entry requirements

2019 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points.
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with minimum of 45 credits at merit.

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

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 academic 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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £14,000

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

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

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.