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What makes English Language and Sociology at Worcester special?

Speech and Language are integral to our society. By studying English Language in conjunction with Sociology you will have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of how and why we behave as we do and how we use language to maintain the world around us. Our blog post 'What is Sociology?' highlights the exciting and original research done by our students.

This joint degree encourages you to see the world from different angles, discuss new ideas, and familiarise yourself with quantitative and qualitative methods of analysing data and linguistic choices.

Additionally, you will be given the opportunity to obtain the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA Award; subject to meeting specific criteria at the end of your second year) as part of your degree and you will become familiar with the theory and practice of applied language teaching.

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Overview

Overview

Key features

  • Integrated Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), enhancing your professional portfolio
  • Hands-on approach to the study of the social impact of language using real data
  • Teaching (English as a Foreign Language) practice in small group seminars
  • Lively discussions and dynamic learning opportunities.  Lectures are designed to be refreshing and stimulating to encourage creative thought
  • Develop an understanding of the the relevance of social hierarchies, social institutions and social power in everyday life
  • Learn from a constantly evolving curriculum which adapts to suit the society it is trying to study 
Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

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UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

104 UCAS tariff points

Other information

If your qualifications are not listed, please contact the Admissions Office for advice on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com

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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

Mandatory

  • Intro to TEFL: Language Awareness
  • General Linguistics
  • Intro to TEFL: Teaching Skills
  • Approaching the Crisis: 21st Century Sociology
  • Sociology in Practice
  • Visual Sociology: Ideas Through Images

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Pathways in Sociology
  • Sociolinguistic Theory and Practice
  • TEFL: Access to CELTA

Optional

  • Sociology Research Design & Methods
  • Constructions of Crime: media representations and policy debates
  • Work Project
  • 'Race' and Ethnicity in Contemporary Britain
  • Digital Society
  • People, Environment, and Social Change
  • Sociological Research: The Research Proposal
  • Language and Power

Year 3

Optional

  • Independent Research Project (taken over two semesters) /Dissertation
  • World Englishes
  • The History of English
  • Language Style and Identity
  • Advanced Language Analysis
  • Work Project Module
  • Pornography and Modern Culture
  • History of Sexuality
  • Body & Society
  • 'Race', Ethnicity and Education
  • Education and The Sociological Imagination
  • Constructing Emotions: social/political perspectives
  • Capitalism and Globalisation
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Joint Honours

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

Find out more about studying a joint honours course
Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the individual subject course pages for English Language and Sociology.

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 Sociology.

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.

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Dr Lefteris Kailoglou

Dr Lefteris Kailoglou is the Course Leader for English Language. He has been working at the University of Worcester since 2011, and previously taught at the University of Essex and University of Sussex. Lefteris has also been supervising a number of dissertations on sociolinguistic variation in Worcester as well as topics on language and identity. He has also been involved in the establishment of the Worcester dialect archive which is located within the Institute.The initial findings of the description of the local dialect of Worcestershire (but also Herefordshire) have now started becoming publicly available in conference papers and publications.

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Jenny Lewin-Jones

Jenny teaches in Sociology and English Language, with particular interests in visual images, environment, education, digital society, and emotions. Her research focuses on the role of language in social change. 

Jenny runs our Sociology Course Twitter account @sociologyworc 

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Mike Webb

Mike teaches across Politics and Sociology undergraduate courses with particular emphases on crime, political campaigning, the world of work, and social welfare.

His teaching also draws on his varied background as a former economics researcher, national organiser of a youth movement, special school teacher, and lecturer in media.

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Dr Simon Hardy

Simon has lectured at Worcester in Sociology and Media & Cultural Studies since 1995, with specialisms in the history of sexuality, the sociology of pornography and contemporary media coverage of warfare.

Dr Luke Devine

Luke is currently Course Leader for Sociology and Course Leader for Politics

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Lesley Spiers

Lesley Spiers' teaching and research interests are wide-ranging. Previous research has included examining femininity and discourses of dieting, beauty therapists and their relationships with clients as well as offering critiques on popular culture including the TV programme Little Britain. She has also worked on learning and teaching research projects with her colleagues across the Institute, focusing specifically on the way that academic subjects embed employability into their curricula.

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Christina Wright

Christina has extensive and varied experience in English language teaching and management, having worked in the ELT sectors in Spain, Japan and the UK prior to joining the University in 2002. She holds the Trinity College Licentiate Diploma in TESOL (1997), and her research interest for her MA Applied Linguistics/TESOL (2003) was ‘The perception of lexical items across different speech communities’. She is also a member of the English Language Studies team in the School of Humanities.

Joanna King

Jo gained her MA in Applied Linguistics (TEFL) in 2003, specialising in first- and second-language acquisition, with specific focus on the Effect of Formal Instruction on Classroom Teaching. She also has a 1st class BA (Hons) degree in Modern Foreign Languages (French and Italian) and TEFL, together with the Trinity TESOL Certificate and a Cert. Ed. in Further and Adult Education. She was approved as Assistant CELTA Tutor by Cambridge English in February 2015.

Careers

Where could it take you?

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Careers and Employability

Our Graduates pursue exciting and diverse careers in a wide variety of employment sectors.

Find out how we can support you to achieve your potential.

Graduates from this course are prized in careers the require good communication skills and an understanding the diverse society in which we live. These include publishing, journalism, social services, media, public relations and business and personnel management.

This course is designed to develop your transferable skills and you can choose to register for a work experience module, take up volunteering opportunities with local and regional organisations or complete a semester abroad in order to widen your experience.

The CELTA Award built into the course structure provides graduates with the qualifications and skills to teach English as a Foreign Language in the UK and abroad.

Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard fee for full-time home and EU undergraduate students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the 2022/23 academic year is £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the 2022/23 academic year is £13,400 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 2022/23 are £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20-credit module, £2,312 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.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience. Our halls of residence are home to friendly student communities, making them great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our range of student halls. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £111 per week to 'En-suite Premium' at £189 per week (2022/23 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

How to apply

How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

English Language and Sociology BA (Hons) - QL33

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.

UCAS Code

QL33

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

Jenny Lewin-Jones

Admissions Tutor, Sociology