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What makes English Language and Religion, Philosophy & Values in Education at Worcester special?

Studied in combination, these two subjects allow you to explore the ways in which people shape their worlds, through religion and values in education and their linguistic choices in everyday life.

Studying English Language at Worcester gives you the skills to understand how the way we speak, influences our perceptions of reality, our identities and brings our thoughts to life.

Religion, Philosophy and Values in Education at Worcester hones your interests in philosophical questions and examines how Religious education can be an important tool at a time when acquiring religious literacy is universally important.



Key Features

  • Visits within the region and beyond, as well as opportunities to meet with representatives from local faith communities and education professionals
  • A clear focus on the socio-cultural aspects of language use and an emphasis on the development of research skills.
  • A unique undergraduate course which responds specifically to contemporary themes in education, language, religion and research.
  • A focus on employability with the opportunity to take part in a work project module as part of the course.
  • Tailor your course to your individual needs with a joint honours course
Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

104 UCAS Tariff points

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email for advice.

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Course content

What will you study?

Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and feedback from students, external examiners and employers. Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice. The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative. 

Year 1


  • Describing English 
  • Introduction to the Study of Religion and Education
  • Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
  • Encountering Christianity


  • The History of the English Language
  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics
  • Introduction to Forensic Linguistics 
  • Improving English usage and style in Academic Writing
  • Introduction to teaching English as a foreign Language (Language Awareness)
  • Introduction to teaching English as a foreign Language (Teaching skills)
  • Language modules

Year 2


  • Approaches to English Language Studies: Critical and Theoretical Matters
  • Further Studies in Religion and Education
  • Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems


  • Language and Power
  • The English Language in the 21st Century
  • Research Language Variation
  • Name Studies
  • Encountering Islam

Year 3


  • Fieldwork in Study of Religion and Education


  • World Englishes
  • Multilingualism Matters
  • Language, Style and Identity
  • Introduction to Language Acquisition
  • Independent Research Project
  • Work Project Module
  • Philosophy of the Arts: Aesthetics, Religion and Education
  • Encountering South Asian Religions
  • Independent Study

Joint Honours

Discover our full range of joint degrees and read about how your degree will be structured.

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Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for English Language and Religion, Philosophy & Values in Education.

Programme specification

For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest programme specification documents for English Language BA (Hons) and Religion, Philosophy and Values in Education BA (Hons)

Meet the team

You will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course.

rebecca davidge

Rebecca Davidge

Rebecca has over 20 years teaching experience across a range of Secondary schools in the West Midlands. She has taught across a range of Humanities subjects, and her main expertise is in Religious Education, Ethics and Philosophy.

Her BA (Hons) degree is in Religious Studies and Sociology and she has a Masters in Education (Religion and Values). The focus of Rebecca's dissertation was the character and ethos of a Catholic secondary school. She is interested is values and character education.


Jenny Lewin-Jones

Jenny is a lecturer in English Language and Sociology, teaching a range of modules and researching in Applied Linguistics.

She runs a Twitter account on language and linguistics @JennyLewinJones.


Where could it take you?

Many graduates of this course will take a postgraduate education course as a fourth year of study and enter the teaching profession. Others will find that the skills acquired through the study of English are particularly highly regarded in all professions where good communication skills are prized such as publishing, journalism, public relations, human resources and web-based communication.

As well as going on to become successful teachers other students have moved into areas of learning support, child mentoring and welfare, and become training officers in the private sector.

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How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in the academic year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in the academic year 2020/21 is £12,700 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in the academic year 2020/21 are £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module, £2,313 per 30-credit module, £3,083 per 40-credit module, £3,469 per 45-credit module and £4,625 per 60 credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying. The amounts vary between courses.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.


Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls of residence. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £105 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £169 per week (2020/21 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

How to apply

How do you apply?

English Language and Religion, Philosophy and Values in Education BA (Hons) - Q310

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.



Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Dr Lefteris Kailoglou

Admissions Tutor, English Language

Rebecca Davidge

Course Leader, Religion, Philosophy and Values in Education