University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Linguistics

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Course summary

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).
Our study of language will take a systematic look at language and how humans use it in everyday life. On this course, language is studied as a human behaviour from a number of viewpoints including its structure (e.g. syntax, phonetics, semantics), its function (e.g. in conversation, translation, persuasion and manipulation); its acquisition (e.g. child language acquisition, multilingualism, language teaching) and its impact or application in the world (e.g. language and power, forensic phonetics and forensic linguistics, subtitling, humour). 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 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 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.

Assessment method

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

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 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.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/


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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

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

Linguistics at University of Huddersfield - UCAS