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 not only get to read (and discuss) some of the greatest works ever written but also learn how to research, analyse, debate and create. There are lots of English Literature courses out there, so why choose us?

  • We offer a wide range of module options to choose from, diverse and unique 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 exciting field trips including Bronte Parsonage, the British Library and Shakespeare's Globe in London.
  • You'll learn to navigate digital resources and to present your ideas using the latest media.
  • 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. Students taking the English Literature course at the University of Huddersfield get the opportunity to be enriched by a wide variety of literature. We offer modules ranging from the Medieval period to the present day, focusing on interesting topics that broaden your horizons. Global Shakespeare, American literature, South-Asian literature, the Emotions of War, Romantic and Victorian literature, as well as the work of contemporary women writers and contemporary science fiction are among the options that our students can choose to study. Our tutors are world leading and internationally recognised researchers, whose feedback on student work has been rated outstanding by our external examiners. Our students graduate with a wide set of skills that make them highly valued in career options that range from primary and secondary teaching, postgraduate study and academic careers, publishing, law, financial services, events management and marketing. ~ Todd Borlik, Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Drama. 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 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

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 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

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Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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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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English Literature at University of Huddersfield - UCAS