Are you fascinated by how language works and what people can do with it? Language is a uniquely human phenomenon with lots of intricate aspects to explore. A Linguistics degree at Huddersfield will introduce you to the science of language and help you to understand how human beings communicate in so many diverse ways and in different contexts. Why Linguistics?
- 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.
- 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).
Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics Approaches to Language Study Introduction to Stylistics Sociolinguistics Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include: Introduction to Intercultural Communication History of 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, Chinese and Professional English. Year 2 Core modules: Language in the Workplace Field Linguistics Phonetics and Phonology Syntax Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include: Communication across Cultures Conversation Analysis Stylistics Corpus Linguistics 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, Chinese and Professional English. Year 3 (optional placement year) 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 Child Language Acquisition Face and Politeness Forensic Phonetics and Forensic Linguistics 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, Chinese and Professional English.
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
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
Mature applicants without formal qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with prior learning or prior experiential learning will be considered individually by the School of Music, Humanities and Media. Accreditation and 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 5.5, 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.
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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/
University of Huddersfield
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