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A Bachelor of Arts is a degree that students earn upon completing a program focused on a specific field of study within the liberal arts. The length of these programs vary depending on the country and the institution, but in most cases it requires three to four years to complete such a degree.

English is a field of study that encompasses many things, but precisely what is a BA in English? Students who pursue this degree program are often passionate about the written word and the diverse manner in which it is used to express thoughts, feelings and emotions. Degree programs of this type typically develop many skills in students. A few common skills graduates have are critical thinking, written and oral communication, academic writing, grammar, reasoning and analysis, and logic.

There are a number of benefits to pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English. Graduates are sought after because the things they learn are essential to careers in any industry. The programs offer much more than a study of literature, as they also develop valuable skills relating to communication and culture.

The cost of a program offering a Bachelor of Arts in English will vary greatly depending on the institution and the country in which the program is offered. It is important for individuals interested in this type of program to conduct thorough research on the cost of the programs that appeal to them before making a decision.

The careers that are most often pursued by graduates of an English program are quite varied. These industries include, but are certainly not limited to publishing, education, journalism, marketing, and public relations.

 

If you are interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in English, there are many online opportunities available to you. Our comprehensive database includes a wide variety of options for you to choose from. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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BA Applied English

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 China Suzhou

The programme, which ofers the chance for learners to major in English, ofers one of the most enduring and popular options internationally in the humanities. Learners will become knowledgeable of the many ways in which English, and more broadly, language is and can be used around the world today. The exciting range of modules covers all areas of the modern feld of English Studies, from Literature and Linguistics, through to Translation & interpreting and Discourse Studies. [+]

BAs in English. Overview The BA Applied English programme is for those interested in studying English as a subject matter in its own right. Students in the programme will become knowledgeable of the many ways in which English, and more broadly, languages are used around the world today. Subjects are offered in the areas of linguistics, literature and translation studies. Aside from being a plaftorm for the development of intellectual faculties, the programme provides ample opportunity for students to engage in the application of their learning. This is done, for instance, through the practice of translation and interpreting. Applied English students will acquire a range of skills transferrable not only to work such as language teaching, translation and interpreting, and editing, but also many settings requiring the ability to identify and deal with real-world problems in an innovative manner. Unique selling points of the programme • Become equipped as a professional communicator in an international setting • Prepare for further study by obtaining the most versatile of undergraduate qualifications • Gain two degrees: an XJTLU degree approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education and a degree from the University of Liverpool • Have the option of earning the qualification entirely in Suzhou, China, or do so at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. Knowledge and skills By the time you graduate from the BA Applied English programme, you will have: • gained techniques in, and approaches to, the study of English language and literature • the ability to... [-]

B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Middle East Technical University Northern Cyprus Campus
Campus Full time 8 semesters September 2017 Cyprus Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) involves teaching English to individuals, usually in their own countries. The demand for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers is enormous nationally and internationally and the job market is quite competitive. [+]

B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language WELCOME TO METU NCC TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) involves teaching English to individuals, usually in their own countries. The demand for EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers is enormous nationally and internationally and the job market is quite competitive. A good teacher has the knowledge, expertise and practical know-how to teach students with diverse needs and interests in EFL. METU Northern Cyprus Campus TEFL Program The B.A. Program in Teaching English as a Foreign Language provides students with the opportunity to expand and refine their knowledge of English and equips them with the means and resources to assist their own students in learning English. TEFL students learn the best practices in the planning, teaching and evaluating of second language instruction and are given the opportunity to observe how these practices are implemented in local schools. To address some of the needs of globalization, students are also provided with a wide selection of courses mainly focusing on literature and humanities. Most of these courses are also open to interested students in other programs at the METU Northern Cyprus campus, giving them the opportunity to study the humanities and reach across disciplinary boundaries in developing skills of critical and intellectual engagement. Students also take courses in a second foreign language, which they learn to actively use in communication and to obtain or reinforce knowledge of other subject areas. MISSION In accordance with the... [-]

Bachelor of Arts Major in English Language

Silliman University
Campus Full time 4 years November 2017 Philippines Dumaguete

AB in English Language — cultivates insights into the general nature of language and the distinctive features of the English Language through the study of linguistic principles and theories, as well as the historical and structural developments in language with emphasis on modern English. [+]

BAs in English. AB in English Language — cultivates insights into the general nature of language and the distinctive features of the English Language through the study of linguistic principles and theories, as well as the historical and structural developments in language with emphasis on modern English. Students seeking admission in the AB in English Language degree programs should have an ELPT (English Language Proficiency Test) score of at least 70 percentile and maintain a grade average of at least 2.5 in Basic Communication and Literature 21 and 22 courses, and 3.0 for all major subjects. Interested students must also submit an essay written in English(Creative Writing applicants may write their essays in Bisaya, Filipino or English). To qualify for graduation, all undergraduate majors must submit and present to the department faculty a thesis of not less than 50 pages in length. The English Language major must submit a thesis focusing on either studies of actual language situations or an analysis of curriculum support materials used for language teaching. [-]

B.A. (HONS.) in English

Canadian University of Bangladesh
Campus Full time September 2017 Bangladesh Dhaka

The courses in BA in English program have been offered keeping pace with the liberal arts approach; they are supplemented by along with interdisciplinary electives and major courses. It has the following Majors: Linguistics & TESOL and Literature. [+]

The courses in BA in English program have been offered keeping pace with the liberal arts approach; they are supplemented by along with interdisciplinary electives and major courses. It has the following Majors: Linguistics & TESOL and Literature. Major in Linguistics and TESOL aims at developing students’ expertise and skills in the area of Applied Linguistics so that they may be build their careers as language teachers, teacher-trainers, translators, administrators, or in some other fields where knowledge of linguistic issues is important. Major in Literature acquaints students with British, American, and South Asian English literature (including the translated literature from prominent literary works in other languages) as well as their cultural and historical contexts. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum GPA of 2.50 in SSC/equivalent and HSC/equivalent separately (including additional subject). Minimum GPA of 2.5 in O-Levels in five subjects and A Levels in two subjects according to Canadian University of Bangladesh scale (A=5, B=4, C=3 and D=2). Subjects with E Grade will not be considered. Candidates who have completed higher secondary education (12 years of schooling) under a system different from SSC & HSC or O & A Levels will have to get approval of the Admission Committee of the University. Candidates who have finished school abroad have to submit verified/attested copies of previous academic documents from their institute/Foreign Ministry & Equivalence Certificate from Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Board, Dhaka. Candidates with less than 60% marks in English, at his/her admission test will be required to complete English Fundamental course at... [-]

BA Honours in Creative Writing and English Language

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course combines the opportunity to improve your writing skills with the development of a thorough knowledge and understanding of the structure, history and usage of the English language. In addition to studying how the language works in its spoken and written forms, and the different kinds of English that exist today, the course provides structured support and guidance in the development of writing skills in various genres (the novel, the short story, poetry, drama, and non-fictional writing). [+]

BAs in English. This course combines the opportunity to improve your writing skills with the development of a thorough knowledge and understanding of the structure, history and usage of the English language. In addition to studying how the language works in its spoken and written forms, and the different kinds of English that exist today, the course provides structured support and guidance in the development of writing skills in various genres (the novel, the short story, poetry, drama, and non-fictional writing). Your knowledge and understanding of English will be enhanced by focusing on its aesthetic possibilities. The course will also equip you with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development. This particular combination is suitable for those interested in pursuing a career in any field that involves the highly skilled use of language, such as publishing or journalism, professional writing, or teaching. You could also go on to a career that includes teaching related to language or creative writing. Course content Depending on whether the course is taken as a joint Honours or a major/ minor combination, the balance of the two subject areas varies, but in each year modules deepen your knowledge of the English language and its use, and develop your writing abilities. In Year 3 you will produce either a single substantial work (novel or play) or a portfolio of shorter work (short fiction or poetry). There is a strong focus on future career opportunities, with a programme of visiting speakers from... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English for Business Communication

St. Theresa International College
Campus Full time 4 years June 2018 Thailand Nakon Nayok

We can’t deny that English is one of the most important languages for global communication. Being the official language of the ASEAN community, expertise in English for business communication has become exceedingly important as more corporations expand to international markets. [+]

We can’t deny that English is one of the most important languages for global communication. Being the official language of the ASEAN community, expertise in English for business communication has become exceedingly important as more corporations expand to international markets. Our Bachelor of Arts in English for Business Communication program is designed to help you master English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills within the context of international business. What will I learn? The program is designed to help you understand the world of business and develop the English language skills that you will need in the global market. You will find that our Business English courses will help you in daily business affairs as well as opening doors to new career possibilities. Delivered by multinational instructors from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, our courses shall guide you on the ways to analyze multicultural audiences for identifying the most appropriate communication strategies. During the final semester of the program, you will be assigned to local businesses, enterprises, embassies, hotels or airlines for completing your 4-month internship training. Through the internship, you will have acquired all the necessary professional experiences needed to secure your dream job. Graduating from the program means that you will have garnered all the skills and experiences necessary for working in any globalized environment. The Possibilities Are Endless Graduates of the program shall be qualified for various types of careers. Here are some prospects: Careers Positions in government Business entrepreneur Public relations officer Translator/Interpreter International... [-]

Bachelor in English

William Peace University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Raleigh

Our English majors develop skills for life as they explore the power of the written word. [+]

BAs in English. English majors at William Peace University develop skills for life as they explore the power of the written word. Using the backdrop of literature, students embrace their creativity and learn to develop arguments, analyze language, literature, cultural studies, and writing. Through our innovative curriculum focused on real outcomes, students link their passion for the arts to in-demand skills. Our experienced faculty teaches students to become effective writers, communicators and critical thinkers by dissecting text, interpreting language and expressing ideas. English graduates have gone onto positions in academia, marketing, journalism, graduate school, business and more. Starting in 2011, WPU began offering a four-year college writing program unlike any other in the state. Students are required to take a writing course for all four years of college with each year focusing on a different form of writing. Through this program, students will learn to write grants, technical documents, resumes, cover letters and other valuable applications. WPU English majors graduate with more than just an understanding and appreciation of great literature but also with skills graduate programs and employers value. Courses Bachelor of Arts in English Liberal Education Curriculum 49 credit hours English Core Courses 33 credit hours General Electives 38 credit hours Total credit hours for the B.A. in English 120 credit hours Careers English majors use analytical approaches to examine language, literature, cultural studies and writing. Critical thinking and analytical skills are developed as one focuses on the comprehension and interpretation of language and expressing one's ideas, both... [-]

BA Creative Writing & English

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Campus Full time Part time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Lampeter Swansea + 2 more

A Joint Honours programme in Creative Writing and English offers students the opportunity to study an interdisciplinary course that marries two of our most popular and closely-related humanities subjects. Students will be able to shape their own degree path by choosing from a large range of topics covering both subject areas. [+]

A Joint Honours programme in Creative Writing and English offers students the opportunity to study an interdisciplinary course that marries two of our most popular and closely-related humanities subjects. Students will be able to shape their own degree path by choosing from a large range of topics covering both subject areas. Course Overview English is a dynamic and diverse subject in TSD. Students may choose from a range of focused areas including Anglo Saxon Heroic literature to Victorian narrative poetry; the bloody revenge dramas of the Renaissance to contemporary bestsellers, from the realist novels of the 19th century to contemporary poetry, postmodern novels and the latest developments on the World Wide Web. This programme combines a commitment to the large historical picture of English with a responsiveness to new directions in critical and cultural theory. The Creative Writing part of the programme will nurture your creative talent across a range of different forms - including short stories, screenplays, poetry, drama and novels - and will give you the opportunity to pursue your interests in a number of genres such as Gothic, thriller/crime, satiric and romantic. Alongside the form and genre options, you will take modules in research and archiving. Following on from this you will create a major piece of work which may lead to publication. Throughout your three years, you will have regular contact with, and support from, a range of different writers, supported by other internationally renowned poets, playwrights, scriptwriters and novelists. Weekly workshop sessions will be held... [-]

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Language and Literature Studies

United International College
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 China Zhuhai

Multinational companies and employers of all kinds increasingly require their workforce to work readily across national borders and handle complex international and intercultural relationships. The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Language and Literature Studies (ELLS) Programme is designed to meet one of the most pressing needs in the higher education sector in China today for preparing students to be competitive in the rapidly changing career opportunities worldwide. [+]

BAs in English. Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Language and Literature Studies Multinational companies and employers of all kinds increasingly require their workforce to work readily across national borders and handle complex international and intercultural relationships. The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Language and Literature Studies (ELLS) Programme is designed to meet one of the most pressing needs in the higher education sector in China today for preparing students to be competitive in the rapidly changing career opportunities worldwide. The ELLS Programme is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in English studies, while offering at the same time the opportunity to specialize in one of the three areas: Professional Communication, Literary Studies, or English Language Teaching. It provides a multi-disciplinary approach to studying the language and literature applicable to educational, professional and cultural contexts. Practical and Well Rounded Education It equips students with strong language competency as well as practical verbal and written communication skills enabling them to succeed in wide-ranging professions in the global job market. Options for Concentration Under the expert direction of faculty, students can select a concentration catered to their skills, passion, and professional direction. Close Teacher-student Relationship The class size of each concentration reaches no more than 30 students, guaranteeing students the benefits of close student-faculty mentorship. Professional Internship Opportunities The programme arranges placements for practicum and internship for Year 3 students. The Literary Studies in English (LSE) Concentration and the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Concentration of... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

American University of Sharjah
Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Sharjah

Our comprehensive program is aided by the fact that AUS is a truly international and diverse campus community where English is as prevalent outside the classroom as it is within it. This places our graduates at a definite advantage, making them good communicators, qualified for employment in the UAE and throughout the world. [+]

Our international campus environment coupled with our academic excellence has placed us in a unique position in the region. Our comprehensive program is aided by the fact that AUS is a truly international and diverse campus community where English is as prevalent outside the classroom as it is within it. This places our graduates at a definite advantage, making them good communicators, qualified for employment in the UAE and throughout the world. Our program focuses on language, grammar, writing and the diverse genres of literary arts such as fiction, non-fiction, poetry and prose. We help students learn the research tools and analytical skills necessary to succeed in a variety of professions in today's English-dominated and information-oriented global environment. Our graduates' ability to effectively communicate in English and utilize critical thinking skills are qualities highly valued by a wide range of employers, which include: schools, colleges, and universities businesses and industries consulates and embassies governmental organizations marketing companies media - television, radio, newspapers, magazines publishers In addition to our BA, we offer a Minor in Language and a Minor in Literature, which give our students a distinct advantage as they enter their chosen professions. [-]

English & Contemporary Media - BA (Hons)

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The course is particularly suited to anyone with an interest in specialist journalism – such as film, music, fashion and sport journalism. [+]

BAs in English. The English portfolio of programmes at Cardiff Met have scored 90% and over in student satisfaction for the last three years.​ - We have strong connections with our stakeho​​lders and offer a variety of work placement opportunities in the second year of study. - Opportunities to study abroad as part of an Erasmus exchange. - Distinctive degree that combines theory and practice. - A contemporary focus. - Embedded employability skills. ​Course Content​ The degree combines theory and practice and provides students with strong communication and analytical skills that are highly valued in today's employment market. These skills are reinforced by optional work placements. The course is particularly suited to anyone with an interest in specialist journalism – such as film, music, fashion and sport journalism. Graduates from the course have pursued careers in a variety of industries, including: - Media - Journalism - Publishing - Education - Public relations - Marketing - Heritage - Postgraduate study at both Master's and PhD level Set in one of the most beautiful parts of the city, the Cyncoed Campus has become a centre of excellence in the delivery of English, Creativity and Contemporary Media. This degree provides a programme perfectly balanced between theory and practice, delivered from the creative heart of Wales. Learning & Teaching​ How you'll be taught: We utilise a range of teaching environments to best fit your learning needs. Delivery includes workshops, seminars, research seminars, lectures, virtual learning environments, away days, field trips and visits. Wherever possible,... [-]

BA English

SOAS University of London
Campus or Online Full time August 2018 United Kingdom London

Studying English at SOAS offers an exciting approach that brings new voices and a global discipline to our specialist institution. Building on existing strengths and expertise in literatures, languages and linguistics from around the world, English at SOAS also looks to its own location and literary heritage in the heart of Bloomsbury. [+]

BA English Programme Code: Q300 BA/ENG 2016 Entry Requirements A Levels: AAB-ABB IB: 35 (665 at HL) BTEC: DDM Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction Scottish Highers: AAABB Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB Irish LC: 340 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above Advanced Placement: 4 4 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0 Euro Bacc: 80% French Bacc: 14/20 German Abitur: 2.0 Italy DES: 80/100 Austria Mat: 2.0 Polish Mat: Overall 75% including 3 extended level subjects Subjects Preferred: English Language or English Literature A level or IB equivalent is required Start of programme: September 2014 Mode of Attendance: Full-time Why study English at SOAS? Studying English at SOAS offers an exciting approach that brings new voices and a global discipline to our specialist institution. Building on existing strengths and expertise in literatures, languages and linguistics from around the world, English at SOAS also looks to its own location and literary heritage in the heart of Bloomsbury. From our position in the ‘North’ and particularly London, we are interested in the ways in which English - in all its variations as a field of literary study - has long been in dialogue with its neighbours in the northern hemisphere and across the Global South. Our vision is an interrogative one - cutting edge, deeply committed to interdisciplinary research and teaching across the humanities, and engaged with metropolitan, cosmopolitan and island histories. English at SOAS is... [-]

BA in English

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 - 5 years August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

The English programme is dedicated to the study of a wide range of literary works from classical antiquity to the present day. Our long established degree has evolved in accordance with the changing interests and requirements of our students and with the flourishing research activities of our staff... [+]

BAs in English. English - BA (Hons) The English programme is dedicated to the study of a wide range of literary works from classical antiquity to the present day. Our long established degree has evolved in accordance with the changing interests and requirements of our students and with the flourishing research activities of our staff. We look forward to introducing you to works which we feel are integral to a good grounding in the English literary tradition and to exploring with you the most recently acclaimed contemporary poetry, drama and prose. About the course As a student on the English degree you will become acquainted with a diverse and exciting array of literary works. We offer popular options in women’s writing, Gothic fiction, children’s literature, film theory and European Romanticism in addition to a series of modules which build on our close links with the Creative Writing team. The first and second year of the programme are made up of core units in the study of poetry, prose and fiction. These are supplemented by ‘cluster’ modules which focus on the close study of contemporary writing and on literary works that have proved inspiring for the course team. We also have modules dedicated to scholarship and employability. In the third year of the programme you choose modules which best suit your developing literary interests. You also write a dissertation on a topic of your choosing under the supervision of a subject specialist. Special features The University has exchange arrangements with some... [-]

Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

European University Cyprus
Campus or Online Full time 4 years September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia

The English Language and Literature program enables students to develop the critical skills needed for textual reading and analysis, as well as the practical skills required to understand and teach the world’s primary international language. The program covers a broad range of English-language texts, examining significant historical, philosophical, and cultural developments through the study of literature and linguistics, as well as providing the cognitive skills required to teach English as a foreign language. [+]

The English Language and Literature program enables students to develop the critical skills needed for textual reading and analysis, as well as the practical skills required to understand and teach the world’s primary international language. The program covers a broad range of English-language texts, examining significant historical, philosophical, and cultural developments through the study of literature and linguistics, as well as providing the cognitive skills required to teach English as a foreign language. Objectives & Outcomes General Objectives To develop the student’s capacity to think, write and speak effectively and creatively in the English Language; To develop, through the study of literary texts and cultural theory, a deeper understanding of social, moral and ethical values, including the ability to negotiate between differing value systems. Reflect on students’ relationship to others and their responsibilities to community and society through a literary frame. To develop the student’s analytical, decision making and English communication competencies. To develop those qualities of self-reliance, responsibility, integrity, and self-awareness which will promote personal achievement and contribution to organizations; To build breadth of perspective through the general education requirements and provide sufficient specialization to meet basic professional and career requirements; To provide the student with the basic requirements for academic and/or career advancement. To equip students with wide competencies in writing, across a broad spectrum of career paths. Specific Objectives To give the student every facility to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to analyze and appreciate texts in linguistic and literary terms; To give the student the... [-]

BA Hons in English

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

This course comprises the study of literary theory and the literature in English from Britain, America, the Indian subcontinent and Africa. Periods covered range from the Middle Ages until the present day. [+]

BAs in English. This course comprises the study of literary theory and the literature in English from Britain, America, the Indian subcontinent and Africa. Periods covered range from the Middle Ages until the present day. Students may pursue individual interests in the course of writing a research essay. Optional modules in specialist topics such as life-writing, science fiction and text editing may also be available. Admission requirements Admission to the Honours programme must be approved by the Chairperson of the Department. (See also the General Regulations of the University.) Contact details Name: Prof Karen Scherzinger Tel: 011 559 2493 / Email: kscherzinger@uj.ac.za [-]