3 years full-time
Studying Linguistics and English together allows you to study both the art and science of language. Studying English will give you new ways of thinking about the world, and new possibilities of expression. Studying linguistics will let you look through the window of language into the human mind, and to understand what you see through it.
You'll cover a vast range of topics on English and foreign languages and literatures. Our international outlook takes account of global contexts and we offer an innovative curriculum.
You'll equally split your time between English and Linguistics this year. We'll introduce you to several modules focusing on different sources and critical approaches.
In addition to the above you will also need to complete our online Academic Integrity module. This covers some of the essential skills and knowledge which will help you to study independently and produce work of a high academic standard which is vital for success at York.
This module will:
This is the first year that you'll be able to focus your time on one subject or the other. Choose and combine several courses from:
This year you can either choose to focus more on one subject than the other, or to split your time equally between English and Linguistics. Choose further English Period modules, Special Modules, and Linguistics Special subjects.
You'll also write a dissertation bridging English and Linguistics.
You may also continue a foreign literature module this year.
There are a number of Study Abroad options at York. Here are some of the many opportunities you'll find here at the University:
The Department of English and Related Literature is second overall in the UK for research performance and the Department for Language and Linguistics is second overall in the UK for their proportion of 4* research activity. (REF 2014)
We emphasize small-group teaching, which means you'll mainly be taught in seminars of 12-15 people. You'll also take part in workshops, attend lectures, and consult staff on a one-to-one basis. You can expect around eight hours of contact time a week – and sometimes more.
Your main mode of assessment will be written essays and closed exams. Written assessments will range from short exercises to more detailed discussions on a topic of your choice.
Studying these two subjects together will broaden your range of skills and your job prospects. Many will go on to related fields, but the skills you'll gain here are highly valued by a range of employers.
All applications must be made through UCAS.
Normally, we'll only interview mature candidates and those with special circumstances and/or qualifications. Interviews will usually be a half-hour conversation about your literary interests. We’ll also ask you to bring along some of your recent essays.
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
D3, D3, M2, including D3 in English.
Access to HE
35 points, with 6 in Higher level English.
Irish Leaving Certificate
AAAABB, including A1 in English.
80 overall, with 85 in English.
Our English language requirements for international applicants can be found on our Entry Requirements page.