English at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

On this course, you’ll immerse yourself in the depth and breadth of everything English has to offer – from both classic and contemporary masterpieces of English literature to the evolution of English itself, from its Anglo-Saxon roots to its status as a global language. If you’re inspired by the power of stories, our literature offerings cover everything from Shakespeare to the latest experimental fiction. You can also choose from fascinating topics such as child language acquisition or language variation and change, to explore aspects of language and communication. Keen 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 BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? From Year 2, optional modules allow you to match your own changing interests as you progress through your studies. You’ll enjoy a range of exciting field trips; past trips have included the Bronte Parsonage, The British Library and Shakespeare's Globe in London. Students can also get involved in annual events at the Huddersfield Literature Festival. Boost your career prospects, too, by undertaking a work placement year in the UK or abroad. If you’re a prospective teacher, this course also covers the full breadth of English in the National Curriculum. On the course, you’ll develop skills including: • critical thinking • researching • creative problem solving • communication. On an English degree specifically, you’ll be honing skills in marketing, copywriting, SEO, journalism, and social media†. You could also choose teaching or law as a viable career path. If you’re interested in English and English literature, language, creative writing or more, this course will more than satisfy your interests. †Source: Lightcast. Professional Bodies At Huddersfield, you’ll study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you can gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Critical Thinking • Introduction to Describing English Language • Introduction to English Literature Choose one from a list which may include: • Introduction to Creative Writing • Writing the Past. For the full range of modules and descriptions, visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Your learning will develop through lectures and seminars on authors and genres. You’ll also take part in workshops, where you might learn how to write better essays, produce a digital artefact, or design a research project. Assessment is based on both written and practical work, including examinations, essays, presentations, posters, research projects and screencasts. Your module specification/course handbook provides full assessment criteria details.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

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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.


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 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 - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/ 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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English at University of Huddersfield - UCAS