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Language is central to our sense of self-identity and the way we interact with others. Language is never neutral and always shot-through with power and social bias. Language is central to our communication with others, but is also a form of deception, misrepresentation and misunderstanding.

The English Language and Linguistics programme at Leeds Trinity University introduces you to the ever-expanding range of skills and techniques available to help analyse and comprehend the complex workings of language and to assess their broader social impacts and effects.


Course Benefits

  • ​A course that provides an insight into a range of linguistics topics. 
  • Work with research-active staff, who are passionate about the study of linguistics. 
  • Professional work placements that will help you explore your future career opportunities. 
  • The programme has been designed to enable you to study abroad in the second year of the course.

More reasons to choose Leeds Trinity University

Course Information

The course explores how language has developed and its future in a multi-cultural and globalised world; how language structures and defines a range of issues from our sense of self identity, to the way we behave in social situations, and to our sense of regional and national belonging; and how language is inextricably linked to political and social power, for good and ill.

There are opportunities to explore key aspects of contemporary linguistics and to engage with applied linguistic topics to test and extend that knowledge. The research strand of modules allows you to develop your own linguistic research projects and the professional placement modules enable you to see the range of ways that your academic knowledge fits within professional or community contexts.

​On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following: 
  • Language History
  • Research Skills
  • Child Language Development
  • Sociolinguistics

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • ENG4000 - Programme Level Assessment
  • ENG4332 - Professional Development and Placement
  • ENG4602 - Language: Research and Analysis
  • ENG4612 - History of English 1: The Origins of English
  • ENG4632 - Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics 1
  • ENG4842 - Writing, Performance and Persuasion
  • HUM4992 - Ethics and Society

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • ENG5012 - Professional Development and Placement
  • ENG5112 - Professional Development and Placement Module (Volunteering)
  • ENG5542 - Literary Period: the Renaissance
  • ENG5602 - Research Methods for Linguistics
  • ENG5612 - History of English 2: From Shakespeare's English to Global Englishes
  • ENG5622 - Child Language Acquisition
  • ENG5632 - Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics 2
  • ENG5732 - Constructions of Gender
  • ENG5742 - Writing Practices II: Innocence and Experience
  • HUM5902 - Spanish: Language and Culture

On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:

  • ENG6302 - Authors in Depth
  • ENG6532 - Literary Period: Classicism and Romanticism
  • ENG6602 - Skills for TESOL
  • ENG6614 - Dissertation
  • ENG6622 - Bilingualism and Multilingualism
  • ENG6632 - Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics 3
  • ENG6682 - Applied Linguistics: Special Subject
  • ENG6742 - Writing Practices 3: Experimental Writing
  • HUM6252 - Professional Learning Through Work

Learning and Teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping students achieve their academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum and professional work placements included in all our undergraduate programmes.

The key themes of our strategy are student confidence, professionalism and social responsibility.  To help students achieve their potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and directed activities.  This approach ensures that students fully engage in shaping their own learning, developing their critical thinking and reflective skills so that they can identify their own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape their own development.  Our full Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy can be accessed here

​A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for the programme, to enable students to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that they have developed.  There is some scope for students to be involved in negotiating and evaluating some assessment.

In addition to each of your module assessments you will take a programme level assessment in each of the first and second year of your programme. This is designed to assess your understanding of everything you have been taught and to help you to understand how different elements of your degree fit together to make a coherent programme. 

You will be given weekly directed activities to complete in each module. These will contribute marks towards the final module assessment and reward engagement with the content of the module. They will also help you to check your understanding of what has been taught. Some of these activities may include further reading or preparation tasks for seminars. Some of the tasks will be completed online and may include quizzes which provide you with instant feedback on your understanding of the module content. In some modules lecturers may place some of the taught content on videos which you may be required to watch prior to attending a class. This will free up time for you to work on meaningful projects in class. 

On this programme there are some assessments which are marked on a pass/fail basis rather than graded. Please note that these assessments are excluded from the calculations made to produce the figures published in the Key Information Set (KIS) for this programme/subject.
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Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in English Language. ​In addition, applicants usually have an A Level (or equivalent) in an English-related subject but this is not essential.

We welcome students with a wide range of qualifications such as A Levels, BTECs and accredited Access courses.  We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

We accept a variety of international equivalent qualifications and Leeds Trinity interviews international candidates before a final decision is made. Typically, this is a call at a mutually convenient time. 

If you are unsure about the acceptance of a particular qualification you can check with our Admissions Team on 0113 283 7123 or email admissions@l​eedstr​​​

UK & EU Students:

​​Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2017-18. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Find out more

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student VisaFind out more

​We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:
  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. We recommend £390* as an average annual budget for learning resources if you decide this is for you. *This figure is based on the Department of Work and Pensions course costs allowance 2015
  • Field trips may occur during this course and either fully or partly subsidised by the University 
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. 
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online

Professional Work Placements

More about placements

​Graduate destinations include teaching, media, public sector work, journalism, marketing, PR, and communications.
​Following the course, you will be qualified to study at postgraduate level in areas such as MA Creative Writing, MA Marketing and MA Journalism, which we provide here at Leeds Trinity.

Our Campus

We can't help but brag – our campus has everything you need for an amazing student life. There is food, drink and entertainment for you and your friends to enjoy, day and night. You'll have access to our £2.2 million sports and fitness centre and find peace and quiet in the Chapel. 
Sleep through your alarm? You can wake up in one of our seven halls of residence, grab your breakfast and head to a lecture all within 15 minutes.  

Our Students’ Union (LTSU) is run by students, for the students so you'll be sure to get the most out of your university life with a range of social activities, clubs and societies whether on campus or in Leeds.

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Leeds City Centre


Home to over 100,000 students, Leeds is regularly voted the UK's best student city thanks to its amazing nightlife, culture and shopping. It's also an internationally recognised centre for learning and offers brilliant graduate job prospects.  
You'll be spoilt for choice when you arrive in Leeds, so we've put together a helpful guide to get you started. 
​What is Unistats?
Unistats is the official site that allows you to search for and compare data and information on university and college programmes from across the UK. The site draws together comparable information on those areas that students have identified as important in making decisions about what and where to study.


of Leeds Trinity University students are satisfied with their course (NSS 2017).


of English Studies students at Leeds Trinity University are satisfied with their course (NSS 2017).


of our students are employed or in further study six months after graduating. This places Leeds Trinity University above all other universities in Yorkshire and 17th nationally (DLHE 2016).

Work Placements  

We arrange over 1,200 professional work placements for our students every year.

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