University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Applied English Language Studies

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Course summary

On this course we'll learn about language itself and about English in particular. We'll look at its nature and role in a variety of contexts and settings, giving you the chance to get a deeper understanding of what language is and how it works. The aim is not just to help you become proficient in linguistic analysis, but also to give you transferable skills that will be useful in the professional environment too. Why Applied English Studies?

  • Aimed at students who do not have English as their first language.
  • Improve your skills in English and learn about its cultural context by approaching it as a modern foreign language.
  • Learn more about the English Language (e.g. its structure, history and varieties) and about Linguistics (a scientific approach to the study of language).
  • Explore areas that might lead to further study and a career including an introduction to TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) and translation.
  • Opportunity to undertake work experience as part of the ‘Language in the Workplace’ module – a chance to see how the language skills you’ve learnt on the course can be applied to communication in a working environment.
  • Opportunities to study a modern foreign language alongside your course through our Modern Languages Programme.
  • Our team of academic staff are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for the quality of their research publications (REF 2014).

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics Introduction to Contrastive Linguistics History of English Option modules: Choose three from a list which may include: Approaches to Language Study Sociolinguistics Introduction to Stylistics or Professional English or a Modern Foreign Language module which can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to your prior experience and knowledge. Languages may include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese. Year 2 Core modules: Language in the Workplace Communication across Cultures Introduction to TESOL - Lesson Planning and Teaching Approaches Option modules: Choose three from a list which may include: Stylistics Conversation Analysis Corpus Linguistics Pragmatics or Professional English or a Modern Foreign Language module which can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to your prior experience and knowledge. Languages may include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese. Final year Core module: Dissertation in English Language and Linguistics Option modules: Choose four from a list which may include: Translation in Practice Audiovisual Translation Language of Humour Multilingualism Language and Power Face and Politeness or Professional English or a Modern Foreign Language module which can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to your prior experience and knowledge. Languages may include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods are used, in order to take into account different learning styles and skills. Methods used include formal reports, essays, textual analysis, formal examinations and oral presentations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
A210
Institution code:
H60
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 90, an equivalent will be considered acceptable. This is slightly higher than the university's normal entry requirement and reflects the special nature of the course with its focus on the academic study of English. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/ Students who do not meet that requirement can enrol on a pre-sessional English programme of between 4-48 weeks, depending on their level of English. Guidance is available here - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/pre-sessional-english/ Additional information for International applicants can be found here - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/ If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

Sponsorship information

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