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Our courses

Our degrees are designed to offer you flexibility during your studies. Whether your interests lie in English language, literature or a foreign language, we have a degree to suit you.

Why study with us?

We allow you to specialise in the areas of the English language which suit your interests, while providing access to first-class teaching and support and the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills.

As a student in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, you’ll have lots of opportunities to develop your knowledge and gain practical skills. Watch this video to find out more information about the Department and its courses.  

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How you'll study

You'll learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops, with the opportunity to Study Abroad at a foreign institution, sampling a new country and culture.


Life in the Department

Learn in a collaborative environment where you'll be encouraged to produce your very best work. You'll also get first-hand guidance from expert academics and experienced professionals.


Student stories

Find out more from our undergraduate students about what it's like to study English Language at the University of Reading.


Our research

Our research brings a breadth of applied linguistic expertise to explore the use and learning of English as a first and second language, and into how the multilingual mind works in context.

Our staff

Meet our teaching and academic staff, and find out who might be teaching you on our various courses.