Course Overview

UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £14,000 *
Duration 3 or 4 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

Our English Language and Global Communication BA develops your understanding of the English language and the complexities of global communication in order to help you thrive in a professional global context.

You'll achieve a thorough knowledge of culture through comparative, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approaches and via the analysis of the forms and practices of cultural transmission. You'll develop the linguistic resources, strategies and intercultural awareness and flexibility essential for effective communication in global professional environments.

Our combination of disciplinary and interdisciplinary learning will ensure that you graduate with an array of important transferable skills including cultural insight, the ability to evaluate and apply theory, undertake research and utilise creative and precise analytic capabilities. Engagement in small research projects and the associated ethical issues ensures that you'll have experience of considering and complying with ethical requirements.

Between Years 2 and 3, you'll have the opportunity to study for a year abroad at one of our partner institutions, giving you the valuable experience of participating in the academic and cultural life of another country. 

Our focused development of your employability through career workshops, placements and internships will equip you to choose from a wide range of jobs or further training. 

Top reasons to study with us

  • Enhance your communication skills abroad – You'll have the option to immerse yourself in another culture by spending a full academic year abroad. You can spend one or two semesters at a partner institution in Europe, the USA, Canada, or Australia
  • Interdisciplinary learning – Our course enhances your written and spoken English skills while developing your knowledge of the English language and your understanding of communication within cross-cultural settings
  • Become a global citizen – Studying our degree, you'll gain a high degree of linguistic and cultural autonomy, and develop the skills and international outlook to thrive in intercultural settings
  • Learn transferable skills – Our degree will prepare you for a variety of careers by helping you to build your communication, research, critical and analytical skills

Course structure

Teaching and learning take place through a combination of weekly tutorials, lectures, seminars and practical workshops. You're also given exposure to professionally relevant simulations and real-work environments and guided self-study and preparation.

Learning on the degree takes place in the classroom through small problem-solving exercises (both in groups and individually), through traditional lecturer-led dissemination of information, and via peer presentations and discussions. 

Assessments typically comprise a mixture of formative in-class coursework and summative projects, oral presentations and unseen written exams. You'll be asked to adapt texts, carry out analyses of language data, critical reading, write reviews, reports and essays, give individual and group presentations, and sit some exams.

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Subjects of study include:

  • English and Global Communications Tutorial
  • Words and Meaning
  • Introduction to the Study of Language and Culture
  • Interpersonal Global Communication: Concepts and Strategies
  • Intercultural Communication: An Introduction
  • Objects and Meaning: World Cultures in London Galleries and Museums

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • English and Global Communications Tutorial
  • Discourse Across Time
  • Language, Power and Institutions: Decoding Dominant Narratives
  • Complex Narratives: Representation, Meaning and Identity
  • Language and Literary Style
  • Child Language Acquisition
  • Multilingual e-Collaboration: Transposing Current Affairs
  • Culture(s) and Conflict(s): Representations of War, Conflict and Revolution across World Cultures

Credit Level 5

Between Years 2 and 3, you'll have the option to immerse yourself in another culture through spending a full academic year abroad. You can spend one or two semesters at a partner institution in Europe, the USA, Canada, or Australia.

Subjects of study include:

  • Language and Power
  • Professionalising Global Communication
  • English and Global Communication Dissertation
  • Language Contact and Change
  • Gender Matters: Femininities, Masculinities and Trans-Cultural Practice
  • Dreaming the Same Dream? Concepts of Happiness across Cultures 
  • Developing Career Competences for Linguists
  • Applied Language Studies
  • Narrating the Other: Politics and Literature

Credit Level 6

Programme Specification

For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the programme specification.

Careers

The University’s Careers and Employability Service has built up a network of over 3,000 employers around the world, helping all our students explore and connect with exciting opportunities and careers and support you to achieve your full potential.

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Boost your employability

You'll have the option to gain international experience by spending one or two semesters at one of our partner institutions in Europe, the USA, Canada, or Australia.

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Academic expertise

Our lecturers will help you prepare for an internationally focused career by teaching you the skills needed for effective communication in the professional global environment.
 

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Gain transferable skills

We'll help you to develop strong communication and organisational skills and learn how to be flexible, adaptable and capable in your working. 

Job roles

Graduates from our English Language and Global Communication BA will be suited to employment in a range of areas, including:

  • Communications careers in business, marketing, public relations, advertising, media
  • Diplomacy
  • Foreign civil service
  • Language teaching and education 
  • Web content management and copywriting

Graduate employers

English Language and Global Communication BA is a new course, but graduates from our other English Language and Global Communication courses have found employment in organisations including: 

  • BBC
  • HSBC
  • Spider PR
  • The British Council
  • The Civil Service

International Opportunities

Many of our courses offer international study and work experiences, and the University provides other global opportunities that all students can apply for - so whatever you're studying, you'll have the chance to go abroad.

Opportunities could include:

  • Taking part in semester or year-long exchanges at institutions around the world
  • Attending an international summer school or field trip
  • Developing your CV through volunteering or work placements abroad

International experience broadens horizons, boosts self-confidence, and improves global understanding, alongside being fantastic for your career.

Find out more about our international opportunities, including funding options and where you can go.

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Why study this course?

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Study in a polyglot city

With over 250 languages spoken, London is one of the world's most linguistically and culturally diverse cities.

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Get personal support throughout your degree

Our small group tutorials are designed to support you, your studies and your career goals.

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Develop a global outlook

Learn about different cultures and strengthen your intercultural communication skills by learning alongside students from all over the world.

Online open days

Join us at an online open day and get a feel for student life at the University of Westminster.

You'll get a chance to: 

  • Speak to our academic staff
  • Take a virtual reality tour of our student halls
  • Ask us any questions you may have about student finance and accommodation

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Entry Requirements

  • A Levels – BCC to BBB
  • International Baccalaureate – 104 to 120  UCAS Tariff points from the IB including 5 in HL English A/ 6 HL English B
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM to DDM in a creative subject
  • BTEC Diploma – D*D to D*D* in a creative subject
  • Access – 104 to 120  UCAS Tariff points from the Access course in Humanities

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

  • GCSE English Language grade 4/C – IB grade 4 Higher Level, GCSE Maths grade 4/C – IB grade 4

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each component.

We also welcome applications from students who are taking a combination of qualifications listed above. For further information, please contact Course Enquiries.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process

  • International Baccalaureate – 104 to 120  UCAS Tariff points from the IB including 5 in HL English A/ 6 HL English B

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS of 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each component.

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Learn new skills

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Learn a new language

From Arabic to Spanish, you can learn a new language alongside your degree with our Polylang programme

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Develop your entrepreneurial skills

Our award-winning Creative Enterprise Centre offers industry networking events, workshops, one-to-one business advice and support for your startup projects. 

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Gain extra qualifications

We provide access to free online courses in Adobe and Microsoft Office applications, as well as thousands of specialist courses on LinkedIn Learning.

Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

When you have enrolled with us, your annual tuition fees will remain the same throughout your studies with us. We do not increase your tuition fees each year.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

International tuition fee: £14,000 (Price per academic year)

When you have enrolled with us, your annual tuition fees will remain the same throughout your studies with us. We do not increase your tuition fees each year.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs

See what you may need to pay for separately and what your tuition fees cover.

Teaching and assessment

How you'll be taught

Teaching methods across all our undergraduate courses focus on active student learning through seminars, workshops, problem-based and blended learning, as well as group work. Teaching will be informed by our research, giving you the benefit of the knowledge of current theories and, where appropriate, their practical application.

How you'll be assessed

Assessment methods across our undergraduate courses may include essays, reports, presentations, case studies, videos, podcasts and posters, as well as time-constrained in-class tests and exams.

 

Supporting you

Our Student Hub is where you’ll find out about the services and support we offer, helping you get the best out of your time with us.

  • Study support — workshops, 1-2-1 support and online resources to help improve your academic and research skills
  • Personal tutors — support you in fulfilling your academic and personal potential
  • Student advice team — provide specialist advice on a range of issues including funding, benefits and visas
  • Extra-curricular activities — volunteering opportunities, sports and fitness activities, student events and more

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Location

Our Regent Campus is composed of three sites, situated on and around Regent Street – one of the most famous and vibrant streets in London.

Our Humanities subjects are based at 309 Regent Street, which includes recently refurbished social spaces, gym facilities and our Regent Street Cinema.

For more details, visit our locations page.

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