English Literature at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

If you love books or enjoy exploring new ideas, theories, and themes, our English Literature BA(Hons) degree will help indulge your passion. You’ll read and discuss some of literature’s greatest works and learn to navigate digital resources and present your ideas using the latest media. Discover how to research, analyse, debate, and create. With a host of module options to choose from and no exams (only unique forms of coursework assessment), you can delve into the subject and consider a range of employment routes later. Impressively, 90% of graduates from this course are in work and/or further study 15 months after graduating (Unistats 20/21 data, UK domiciled graduates). Why Study English Literature BA (Hons) at University of Huddersfield? Each year, our students can take an active role in events at Huddersfield’s own literature festival, too, getting involved with everything from programming to planning. You can also attend a variety of exciting field trips; past excursions have included a visit to the Bronte parsonage and Shakespeare’s Globe in London. There’s a chance to see your work published via GRIST Books – an in-house publishing company which champions students’ work. We want you to finish your degree with the kind of practical, transferable skills needed in the real world. Critical thinking, researching, independent study, communicating and arguing persuasively are just a handful of skills you could hone, with the course potentially leading you to consider further study. Apply instead for a complementing role; you might, for example, consider marketing, journalism, publishing, or copywriting. You could also consider teaching or law. Professional Bodies At Huddersfield, you’ll study the Global Professional Award alongside your degree† so that you can gain valuable qualities and experiences that could help you to get the career you want, no matter what your field of study is. †full-time, undergraduate first degrees with a minimum duration of three years. This does not include postgraduate, foundation, top-up, accelerated or apprenticeship degrees. Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • Critical Thinking • Introduction to English Literature • Contemporary Writing Choose one from a list which may include: • Writing the Past • Introduction to Creative Writing. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

Your learning will develop through lectures and seminars on particular authors and genres. You’ll also take part in workshops where you might learn how to write better essays, produce a digital artefact, or design a research project. 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 provides full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

​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.

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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.


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 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 - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/fees-and-funding/ Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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English Literature at University of Huddersfield - UCAS