University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Literature

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Course summary

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If you love books and enjoy exploring new ideas, then English Literature is for you. During this course, you’ll get to read (and discuss) some of the greatest works ever written, but more than that, you’ll learn how to research, analyse, debate and create. There are lots of English Literature courses out there, so why choose us?

  • We are in the top 3 English departments in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2018).
  • We offer a wide range of options to choose from, diverse forms of coursework assessment (but no exams) and excellent employment prospects.
  • Our team of academic staff are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for the quality of their research publications (REF 2014).
  • We get you out of the classroom on a range of interesting fieldtrips.
  • Every year students also have the chance to get involved in events at the Huddersfield Literature Festival - https://www.huddlitfest.org.uk/
We never lose sight of the pleasure that comes from reading, discussing and writing. We also want you to finish your course with the kind of practical, transferable skills needed in the real world – things like critical thinking, researching, independent study, communicating and arguing persuasively.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Core module: Literary Genres Option modules: Choose four from a list which may include: Thinking Critically The Essay Integrated Learning Portfolio Introduction to Research Year 2 Core modules: Literary Histories Critical Concepts 1 English Literature Work Placement Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include: Literature and Making Research Methods Year 3 (optional placement year) Final year Core modules: Advanced Critical Practice Critical Concepts 2 Dissertation in English Literature Option modules: Choose one from a list which may include: Public Humanities At each level of study up to 20 credits of module(s) from outside the named degree programme, but within the School’s subjects, may be substituted for optional modules only, subject to academic approval and timetabling restrictions

Assessment method

The assessment of this course will be based on both written and practical work including examinations, essays, presentations, posters, research projects and screencasts. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A Level in any form of English
A level BBB including a minimum grade B in any form of English
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits modules to include any form of English.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications including Higher Level English at grade 6.

​Applications from international students will be considered on an individual basis, and with advice from the University's International Office. Where necessary applicants will be expected to demonstrate their spoken and written English language skills by achieving a minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. 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/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 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 £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

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. Fees may rise by RPI-X, which is set by the Government. We anticipate that we will be able to confirm the exact amount of the 2020/21 tuition fees in the Spring of 2020 and will update these web pages accordingly. The University operates a fair fee policy which offers a guarantee about the costs of studying on your course. Please find out what's included in your tuition fee here -https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/whats-included-tuition-fees/ 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/EU 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 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/

Provider information

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English Literature at University of Huddersfield - UCAS