The BA English Language and Media allows the study of print and broadcast media to cinema and television, digital publishing, social networking, and public relations, the media increasingly defines the way we interact with our society. Media and Communication is ranked in the top 20 of the Guardian University League Tables 2016.
The English Language component looks at ways of analysing language knowledge and language use across contexts. Opportunities offered to students include the chance to obtain an internationally recognised, professional teaching qualification (Cambridge CELTA) during year 2, subject to interview. This degree scheme also allows the opportunity to spend a semester abroad internationally. It is also possible to spend a year abroad after year 2.
Together with English Literature, English Language is ranked 7th in the UK within the recent Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF 2014), gaining a score of 100% for the social impact of its research activities.