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English Language and Communication Studies

Anglia Ruskin University
En Cambridge (Inglaterra)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cambridge (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    3 Years

Students who graduate have a wide number of career paths from which to choose. In addition to teaching, translating and interpretation, students will have gained skills and knowledge in the various contemporary media technologies through which language may be channelled.

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Requisitos: GCSE(s) Required: Mathematics grade C We welcome applications from International and EU students. There are country-specific entry requirements.

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01 octubre 2016
Cambridge Campus, East Road, CB1 1PT, Cambridgeshire , Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

English Language
Communication Training
IT Development
Skills and Training


Course overview

In Communication Studies you explore the range of communication activities generated by individuals, organisations and technologies. You will consider the modes of language as central to communication, debate the technologising of the word, the impact of globalised systems of communication and the relationships between communication, identity, consensus, conflict, nation, power, and popular culture.

For English Language, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the nature and mechanics of the English Language. You will explore a range of linguistic aspects, developing your awareness and understanding of their application in a range of contexts. The course addresses issues such as the global spread and increasing diversification of the English Language, including its historic development and the emergence of 'new Englishes', how language is systematically employed as to shape and manipulate people's ideas and opinions, and asks how children and adults acquire English as a first, and second language.

In English Language, you will explore the phonology and sociolinguistic patterns of English, and its textual structures, and you will have the opportunity to investigate the semantics of English, as well as its specific uses in areas such as newspaper and advertising language, or political rhetoric. There is a strong focus on practical hands-on elements, that is, the collection and analysis of 'real' language used in daily life. You will also learn about the historical background of English, examining the evolution from old English to the language we hear spoken today.

Communication Studies offers a strong integration of theoretical and applied practical work. Access to excellent facilities, including radio and TV studies, two multimedia suites, digital video and 16mm film production, animation and editing suites enables you to develop skills and understanding to industry standards. There are opportunities to display work on and off-campus; to complete modules in self-generated work placements and to produce commissioned work thus, gaining skills that are transferable and vocational.

Module guide

Year one core modules

  • Revealing English Structure
  • Nature of Language
  • Introduction to Communication and Culture

Year two core modules

  • Written Text 1 & 2
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Identity, Difference and Community

Year three core modules

  • Undergraduate Major Project in English Language or Communication Studies
  • Vocabulary and Semantics
  • Spoken Discourse

Year one optional modules

  • Intercultural Awareness
  • Language and Society
  • Communication and Technology
  • Language and Image
  • Research Methods in Communication and Media
  • Digital Imaging
  • Introduction to Print
  • Introduction to Radio
  • Introduction to Video
  • Anglia Language Programme

Year two optional modules

  • Language, Power and Identity
  • History of the English Language
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language 1 & 2
  • Introduction to European Cinema
  • Language, Mind and Brain
  • European Cinema and Identity
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Communication and the Public Sphere
  • Creative Writing
  • Everyday Life
  • Communication and Political Economy
  • Theorizing Popular Culture
  • Internet Communication
  • Radio Features
  • Video Documentary
  • Animation
  • Radio Documentary
  • Anglia Language Programme

Year three optional modules

  • Methods and Development in TEFL
  • Intercultural Competence and Professional Mobility
  • Migration, Communities and Diversity in Europe
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language, Culture and Reason
  • Music, Communication and Culture
  • Globalization and Communication
  • Technoculture
  • Communication and Artistic Practices
  • Images and Rhetoric of Conflict
  • Writing Criticism/Criticism as Writing
  • Creative Practice in Film and Video
  • Creative Radio
  • Creative Publishing
  • Working in Communication
  • Anglia Language Programme


We use a wide range of assessments to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge and skills in the subject. Assessments may include essays, formal exams or oral presentations, but increasingly you will produce portfolios which allow you to engage with the topics on both a theoretical, and practical level.

In English Language, the assessment may, for example, consist of a traditional essay in which you will discuss a theoretical approach, but also a data analysis exercise which allows you to combine your theoretical knowledge with the analysis of real data.

Assessment in Communication Studies is via a mix of practice -based projects in the various media engaged with, oral presentations (individual and group), critical essays, reviews, portfolios, textual analysis and major projects.

All students at each year of study are required to produce a portfolio as part of Personal Development Planning (PDP) which reflects on, and evidences, their learning to date.

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Comments: Work placements: Building relationships with communication-related organisations through work placements and commissions is encouraged. Students have recently undertaken work experience with: Heat Magazine; Macmillan Cancer Fund Raising; BBC (Radio and TV); ITN; CBBC; MTV; The London Studios; various local and national newspapers and magazines.
Career opportunities: Former students have secured graduate jobs in human resources, media consultancy, web design, with the regional and national press, and in publishing. This degree also enables you to pursue further studies at postgraduate level.