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Course overview

During this course, you will study the fundamental structures and theoretical principles of English and language in general, and use them to understand and analyse spoken and written English discourse in context. This may include investigating sounds, word meanings, sentence structures, discourse analytical principles, child language acquisition, and language variation and change.

Interested in more than one course? Find out what combinations are available with this subject.

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Start Date
September, 2017
  • Parkgate Road Campus, Chester
3 Years

Why Study English Language with us?

The English Language course at Chester is a recent and popular innovation. We therefore include some of the most cutting-edge subjects in the study of English language and linguistics, such as corpus linguistics (computer-assisted discourse analysis), acoustic phonetics (useful for speech therapy), and cognitive stylistics (how our minds process fictional and non-fictional texts).

You can also study and debate the relationship between language and power, the influence of the media, and conflicts and controversies in the discipline (Language Debates) with the opportunity to contribute to an on-line blog.

Parkgate Road Campus, Chester

As a student on this course, you will study at Parkgate Road Campus, Chester. Commonly referred to as our main campus, it’s home to a variety of academic departments, teaching and learning areas, and subject specific facilities.

Here you’ll find many of our central services, including the award-winning Student Support and Guidance team, Careers and Employability, University Chapel, and the Seaborne Library, with its 24 hour open-access computer labs.

Playing host to an extensive range of on-campus social and leisure facilities, including the fitness centre, 25 metre swimming pool and the Students’ Union (CSU); which houses a shop, Starbucks and popular student bar (CH1), you’ll have plenty to keep you entertained on campus.

As well as being a learning site, Parkgate Road Campus is also home to a variety of University accommodation, allowing students from an array of courses to come together in a friendly, secure, and supportive environment. With a launderette, Santander Bank, bookshop, faith spaces, and modern catering outlets all located on-site, this campus gives you easy access to everything you could need, whilst the lively city centre on your doorstep places you right at the heart of the Chester experience.

Life in Chester

From its beginnings as a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago, Chester has managed to retain its unique character whilst offering everything that you would expect from a modern city today, as it becomes "a must-see European destination".

The City of Chester is a vibrant mix of cafes, shops and ancient walls, rows and architectural and archaeological features. The City is home to all-year-round arts festivals, events, exhibitions and street entertainment, including the famous Chester Races, the Rowing Regatta and the internationally acclaimed Chester Zoo.

Visit Us

We offer different opportunities for you to visit us throughout the year.