Undergraduate prospectus

English Language and English Language Teaching (ELT), BA Hons

This English language and English language teaching degree combines the principles of language and communication with teaching.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • Combines the academic study of language and communication with the study of literature
  • Enables access to a wide range of careers not only in education, but in areas such as marketing, the digital industry and social media
  • The content of the courses is organised around two core strands: language analysis, (where sound, meaning and use are studied) and English literature, (where students are introduced to a wide range of challenging texts and new ways of reading)
  • English literature is interpreted broadly to include drama and visual narratives as well as fiction and poetry
  • The teaching modes will contribute to the development of your skills in data analysis, logical and critical-thinking as well as creative skills
  • You will participate in lectures and seminars, where you will develop your own projects

UCAS points

104 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes



Literature, Language & Theatre



  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time

This programme allows students to study the principles of language and communication, and the practice of English language teaching, while also incorporating courses from a variety of other subject pathways.

The programme combines the academic study of language and communication with practical training in English language teaching (ELT). It prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities from education (e.g. teaching English as a first or second language in the UK or abroad) to research in language acquisition, to publishing, media, and the digital industry.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To help students develop analytical and critical thinking skills
  • To give students an understanding of the properties and analysis of human language
  • To provide students with an understanding of the process of language acquisition
  • To give students an appreciation of the possible applications of the knowledge of language
  • To provide students with knowledge about how to design and produce materials for a language lesson
  • To give students an appreciation of current practice and developments in language teaching and testing in ELT
  • To provide them with seminal teaching practice.

What you will study


Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

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Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

  • 104 UCAS points 
  • GCSEs in English (language or literature) and mathematics at grade C / 4 or above. 

We also accept alternative qualifications including:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Scottish Highers 
  • Irish Highers.

General studies is not normally accepted. 

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition:

  • Candidates may be invited to an interview
  • We welcome applications from mature students.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information


Students are assessed through: 

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Oral presentations
  • Project work. 

Practical teaching is assessed through classroom observation and a portfolio of lesson plans and reports.


Graduates can pursue careers in education, for instance as teachers of English as a first or second language, either in the UK or abroad. You could also consider roles in publishing, the media or administration. Opportunities for postgraduate study could include research into language and language acquisition. Some career options may require further study.

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