Applied Linguistics is an increasingly relevant and influential discipline. This programme, the first of its kind at undergraduate level, will equip students to conduct language analysis in diverse critical contexts including health care communication, human-machine intelligence, educational reform, language-related policy making, forensic analysis, diagnosing and managing communication disorders, social media communication, and multilingual communities.
WHY APPLIED LINGUISTICS AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE AT SWANSEA?
Students will scrutinise the structures and sounds of English, examine the internal processes underlying language production and comprehension, and investigate the causes and effects of language choice. The programme includes training in and experience of working with practitioners and industry partners, and students will have the opportunity to select a particular context for in-depth study and analysis. Language is a complex phenomenon; by applying statistical, computational, and scientific methods to its study, students will learn how to interrogate language samples and usage in order to extract information that is essential to understanding and addressing real world challenges.
Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, English including Applied Linguistics and English Language is highly rated by students and employers:
- Ranked 7th in the UK for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
- Ranked in the Top-15 for graduate prospects (Times and Sunday Times 2018)
YOUR APPLIED LINGUISTICS AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXPERIENCE
Throughout your degree you will have an academic mentor who will provide you with pastoral and academic support.
In addition to the programme work placement opportunities, the Swansea University Work Placement Programmes offer three work place programmes: Week of Work (WOW); Swansea paid Internship Programme (SPIN) and Santander Universities Funded Placements.
The Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) provides a network for linking students with employers, ranging from employer talks and workshops through to student led networking events.
APPLIED LINGUISTICS AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
English (including Applied Linguistics and English Language) at Swansea is ranked 2nd for graduate prospects in The Guardian Good University Guide 2016.
Students on this course will develop excellent oral and writing skills and you will learn to present your ideas in a range of formats, along with strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills.
Our graduates will enter careers in a wide range of sectors including:
- Speech and language therapy
- Health care
- Education and teaching