Reading an inspiring work of literature isn’t just a pleasure, it can help build up useful skills and understanding too. Combine that with a close study of language – the building blocks that go into the written and spoken word – and you could develop an extremely analytical mind and some highly transferable skills that employers are looking for. Why English Language and Literature?
- State-of-the-art facilities including a forensic linguistics lab, a research and resource centre and conference labs.
- Opportunity to take a five-week placement 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.
- Get involved in the writing, editing and production of the popular department linguistics magazine, Babel - https://babelzine.co.uk/
- English Literature is in the top 3 English departments in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2018).
- Our team of academic staff are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for the quality of their research publications (REF 2014).
- Every year students also have the chance to get involved in events at the Huddersfield Literature Festival - https://www.huddlitfest.org.uk/
- We’ll get you out of the classroom on some interesting field trips.
Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics Literary Genres Thinking Critically Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include: Approaches to Language Study Introduction to Stylistics History of English Introduction to Intercultural Communication Sociolinguistics Year 2 Core modules: Language in the Workplace Literary Histories Critical Concepts 1 Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include: Conversation Analysis Communication across Cultures Stylistics Corpus Linguistics Pragmatics Field Linguistics Phonetics and Phonology Syntax Year 3 (optional placement year) Final year Core modules: Advanced Critical Practice Critical Concepts 2 Option modules: Choose the Dissertation in English Language and Linguistics and one optional module OR three optional modules from a list which may include: Dissertation in English Language and Linguistics Relations Across Cultures Translation in Practice Audiovisual Translation Language of Humour Multilingualism Child Language Acquisition Face and Politeness Language and Power Forensic Phonetics and Forensic Linguistics
Assessment includes essays, textual analysis, formal examinations and group presentations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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
Applications from international students will be considered on an individual basis, and with advice from the University's International Office. 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 - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/ Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. 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
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
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