The Bachelor of English and Linguistics Honours degree is a postgraduate specialization degree that aims at consolidating and deepening the knowledge and skills of students in the main cognate area of learning, as well as developing their capacity to conduct supervised research of an applied and literary nature. The programme is purposely designed to expose students to advanced concepts and theories, while it facilitate practice‐oriented mastery of and insight into the use of English language and Linguistics skills in various contexts and situations as a hall mark for competent and effective communication. The programme will, furthermore, enable students to demonstrate mastery of the language in order to enhance substantial immersion in literary texts.
Overall, the Bachelor of English and Linguistics Honours degree aims at:
•Producing graduates with deepened knowledge and competence to ensure proficiency in the English language and Linguistics.
•Exposing students to advanced concepts in English as a language of international communication, exchange, commerce and industry, and education.
•Exposing students to Literature in English and Linguistics, as the bedrock of the English Language, as expected of high‐ level professionals in government, civil society and the private sector.
•Developing effective communicators to solve communication problems while contributing to the attainment and realization of the millennium development goals.
•Incorporating both scientific and literary research in a bid to enhance the competencies, skills and abilities of its graduates so that they can fit into the new paradigm, the University of Science and Technology.
This programme is an excellent incubator of future English language specialists and Linguists in various categories of the socio‐ economic and cultural Namibian spheres. Graduates will attain competencies that they can apply across a variety of professional situations, from the corporate world to the public sector and non‐profit institutions, in positions such as: writers and translators, senior editors, speech therapists, voice coaches, educators in tertiary institutions, language and literature trainers and developers, actors, curriculum developers, editors and publishers and English content writers.
The proposed programme is fully compliant with requirements of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and the Namibia University of Science and Technology Curriculum Framework.
Applicants may be considered for admission to this programme if they have a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Linguistics from the Namibia University of Science and Technology, or an equivalent qualification at NQF level 7 from a recognised institution, worth at least 360 credits.