The curriculum for this course is developed in collaboration with your academic faculty and is informed by research in English language teaching.
You’ll focus closely on the skills you’ll need for your subject area, studying with students progressing to sociology, social policy, politics and international studies degrees. You’ll have the opportunity to analyse and produce academic texts in your subject area, exploring different themes over six weeks. You’ll work on understanding this content and the language used through a series of online language activities and seminars.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Language for Politics and Society in the course catalogue
Learning and teaching
You’ll learn how to use language appropriate for your degree to express your thoughts and ideas effectively.
You'll be taught in online classes and you’ll also work individually and with others. Independent study is an important element of this course, allowing you to practise your skills, deepen your knowledge and prepare for your degree. Throughout the course, you’ll be encouraged to think critically.
You'll interact with tutors and other students on the course in live sessions each week. You’ll also have dedicated time with your tutor to address questions you may have about your language and learning and you’ll get feedback about your work. Additionally, you’ll have access to digital resources and support to get the most out of studying online.
You’ll have online access to all the software and University systems you’ll need to study this course. You’ll study using Microsoft Teams, Zoom and the University’s virtual learning environment, Minerva, and you’ll have an introduction to these platforms before your course starts.
Live online classes normally take place between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday UTC+1 (find out when the University will be closed). You won‘t be expected to study live online sessions at night.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
We use a range of online assessment methods, which are likely to include written assignments, speaking assignments, presentations and research projects.