Communication and English Studies (BA (Hons))

University of Portsmouth the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

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About Communication and English Studies at University of Portsmouth

Why take this course?

This course is designed for international students who wish to study a wide range of perspectives on communication at the same time as developing their English skills to at least Cambridge proficiency/IELTS 6.5. Students may enter at Level 1, 2 or 3 depending on current ability.


What will I experience?

On this course you can:

  • Study communication natural language systems and processes, theories of communication as well as practical business and cross-cultural communication issues
  • Select options to shape your degree to your needs and interests
  • Meet and study alongside UK students


What opportunities might it lead to?

The modern economy is a global one and increasingly companies across the world need staff with a high level of communication skills. This course will enhance your communication and English skills in a wide range of intercultural, business, translation and media contexts.


Module Details

Year one

  • English Language Grade 4
  • Multimedia Listening
  • Language, Society and Mind
  • Introduction To British Society and Institutions
  • Studying At University
  • Starting Language Research

Year two

  • English Language Grade 5
  • Professional Communication For Business

Options including:

  • Business Communication 2
  • British Cultural Studies
  • Meaning In English
  • Language
  • The Structure Of English
  • Language of Human Resource Management
  • Communication and Culture
  • The Language Of Literature
  • Marketing and Communication

Year three*

  • Independent Project
  • English Language Grade 6
  • Business Communication 3
  • Communication Theory
  • Mass Communication

Options including:

  • Translation: Theory and Practice
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Analysing Discourse
  • Understanding Britain Today
  • Intercultural Perspectives On Communication

*Please note that not all options or special subjects will be available at any given time


Programme Assessment

Here at Portsmouth we want you to get the most you can out of your education. We have worked to ensure that the teaching and learning resources are there for you to take full advantage of. Through the teaching, learning and assessment activities that you experience during your degree studies, you will develop your own, effective learning strategies that will last a lifetime.

Your classes may be in one of our state-of-the-art lecture theatres, one of our IT suites or digital multimedia language laboratories. You may discuss and develop ideas in a seminar group or develop your language skills in a language class.

Part of our approach is to develop independent learners, so that you can take responsibility for your academic and intellectual development with the support of your tutors. To help you do this, tutors have developed a range of teaching and learning resources that can be used in class and for independent study.

Assessment strategies will not only test your knowledge of the subject, but also help you develop a range of skills that will be invaluable when you finish your degree and start work.

You may have in-class tests or examinations at the end of each unit and give presentations or work on projects, either individually or as part of a team, giving you the opportunity to refine your presentational, team-working, time management and research skills.

You will submit essays or other types of written coursework, helping to enhance your analytical and critical skills as well as your ability to process large amounts of information and perfect your writing skills. All of these skills are not only necessary for you to do well in your studies with us, but also prepare you for your future in the world of work.


Student Destinations

English is increasingly the language of international business and trade. The combination of subject knowledge and good English language skills we develop on this course will give you a distinct advantage in the international job market.

There are many jobs available for you in business, trade, public service, finance, marketing, management, retailing and the leisure industry.

Some of our most successful graduates have even started their own businesses and many go on to postgraduate study.

Study options for this course

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Entry requirements

For year 1 entry applicants normally require 96 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, successful completion of a recognised University Foundation course or 1 year of HE study.

For year 2 entry applicants normally require successful completion of 2 years of HE study.

For year 3 entry applicants normally require successful completion of 3 years of HE study.

For year 1 and 2 entry applicants require English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 5.5 with no component score below 5.5. For year 3 entry applicants require English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at University of Portsmouth to prepare for your chosen course:

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