University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Language and Literature

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Course summary

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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.
Every text can raise cultural, ethical and political issues, and we’ll give you the chance to explore them. For the language elements of your course, we’ll assess how language shapes the world we live in, and how principles like humour, power and cross-cultural relations are all dependent on the formation of language. The course is equally split between literature and language. Language is absolutely central to our lives and the world we live in. Through language we form relationships, teach our children and manage our day-to-day lives: It underpins our whole existence. On this course we explore many facets of language, including its history, diversity and structure. We explore its use in a variety of contexts including interaction, politics, humour and forensics. Our students graduate with a set of skills and knowledge that is ideal for a broad range of careers from advertising to teaching, from public relations to local government, from marketing to speech therapy and so on. ~ Liz Holt, Head of English Language, Linguistics and Modern Languages. 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.

Course details

Modules

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 method

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

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

​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

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


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
86%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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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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