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Course summary

On this course, you’ll immerse yourself in both classic and contemporary masterpieces of English literature, and learn all about the evolution of English itself from its Anglo-Saxon roots to its current status as a global language. Are you inspired by the power of stories? Our literature offerings cover everything from Shakespeare to the latest science fiction. Would you like to explore aspects of language and communication? You can choose from fascinating modules such as Stylistics, Language of Humour, or Face and Politeness. Or would you like to create your own novel, screenplay, or video game script? You can experiment with creative writing in modules such as Writing Beyond the Page. Why study English at Huddersfield?

  • From the second year on, numerous optional modules allow you to design your own customized pathway to match your own changing interests as you progress through the course.
  • Whether you decide to specialize or stay versatile, this course grants you maximum freedom to explore the whole spectrum of English studies.
  • Our team of academic staff are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for the quality of their research publications (REF 2014).
  • 80% of graduates from this subject area are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 18/19, UK domiciled graduates).
  • We get you out of the classroom on a range of exciting fieldtrips including The Bronte Parsonage, The British Library and Shakespeare's Globe in London.
  • Every year students also have the chance to get involved in events at the Huddersfield Literature Festival -
Additional Costs: Placements The nature and suitability of your work placement is decided in consultation with your tutors. You are responsible for making your own arrangements for any travel or incurred costs in relation to the placement module, or in relation to the optional placement year if you chose to undertake one as part of your degree.


Year 1 Core module: Literary Genres Thinking Critically From Structure to Sense From Sound to Speech Integrated Learning Portfolio Year 2 Core modules: Literary Histories Critical Concepts 1 Option modules: Choose three from a list which may include: Literature and Making English Literature Work Placement Writing Beyond the Page Developing Your Craft Communication across Cultures Stylistics Corpus Linguistics Pragmatics Year 3 - optional placement year Final year Core modules: Advanced Critical Practice Option modules: Choose four from a list which may include: Public Humanities Critical Concepts 2 Extended Essay Creative Writing Project Experimental Writing Language of Humour Language and Power Multilingualism Face and Politeness

Assessment method

The assessment of this course will be based on both written and practical work including examinations, essays, presentations, posters, research projects and screencasts. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you do not meet standard entry requirements, you may be asked to provide evidence or a writing sample to illustrate your readiness for the course. Mature students will be considered on an individual basis. If you are from outside the UK, you may be admitted with a Higher National Diploma or equivalent in a relevant discipline. For 3 + 1 entry to the course, a relevant UK Higher National Diploma or Foundation Degree with a merit profile value of 240 credits or equivalent. You should consult UCAS website for current requirements. Applications will also be considered based on the equivalent of 240 credits or 120 ECTs appropriately matched to levels 4 and 5 of the course. 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

English language 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 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £15000 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 ( 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 ( Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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