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English and Linguistics

English and Linguistics Overview

Ready to spark your curiosity and fuel your passion? Dive into the captivating realms of English language, English literature, and creative writing. Here language isn’t just a tool, but the heartbeat of culture, trade, business, and human behaviours. It’s time to elevate your language skills to tackle business challenges on both local and global scales, breaking borders and transcending generations.

Or choose to evolve from an avid reader into a critical thinker and skilled researcher by immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of English literature. Get ready to have your preconceptions challenged and your horizons broadened.

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Why Herts?

  • 13th in the UK for English (2023 Guardian League Table)
  • Optional modules in English language teaching



  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
  • Principles of ICT
  • Business Studies
  • Introduction to Mass Communications
  • Globalisation
  • Academic Writing
  • People and Society
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law

Progression rule to First Year: Minimum 50% pass mark in all modules.

First Year

  • Language and Mind
  • Communication, Interaction, Context
  • English Language in Use
  • Language in the Media
  • Investigating Language
  • Introduction to English Linguistics 1
  • Introduction to English Linguistics 2
  • Introduction to English Language Teaching


  • Copywriter
  • Journalist
  • Marketing Executive
  • Publisher
  • Public Relations Manager

English Language & Communication at the University of Hertfordshire

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