Language is how we make sense of the world. It makes us who we are, and is fundamental to society and the communities we all live in. We’ll look at linguistics in depth and give you the chance to learn descriptive terms so you can analyse language and assess how it works. You’ll be introduced to the basic concepts and the theory of different branches of linguistics, like phonetics and morphology. Why English Language and 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 (https://babelzine.co.uk/).
- Opportunities to study a modern foreign language alongside your course through our Modern Languages Programme (https://www.hud.ac.uk/inspire/mhm/languages/).
- Our team of academic staff are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for the quality of their research publications (REF 2014).
- 95% of graduates from this course are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 17/18, UK domiciled graduates).
- 100% of students on this course agreed that 'staff are good at explaining things' (NSS 2020).
Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics Approaches to Language Study Introduction to Stylistics History of English Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include: Introduction to Intercultural Communication Sociolinguistics 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 Plus choose one from a list which may include- Field Linguistics Professional English as a Foreign Language: Further Studies Option modules: Choose four from a list which may include: Communication across Cultures Conversation Analysis Stylistics Corpus Linguistics Pragmatics Phonetics and Phonology Intercultural Communication Professional English As a Foreign Language: Applied Syntax 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 OR Project in English Language Professional English as a Foreign Language: Comparative Studies Option modules: Choose four from a list which may include: Relations Across Cultures Translation in Practice Audiovisual Translation Language of Humour Multilingualism Language and Power Child Language Acquisition Face and Politeness Forensic Phonetics and Forensic Linguistics Cross-Cultural Communication 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
We do not require any specific subject choices at A Level, but would like to see evidence of interest in language and linguistics demonstrated in the personal statement. Applications from international students will be considered on an individual basis, and with advice from the University's International Office. 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
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.
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|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
University of Huddersfield
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