History and English Language at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

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Course summary

If you enjoy learning about the past and you’re also fascinated by language and how it shapes the world, this History and English Language BA(Hons) course is for you. We cover a broad range of topics, allowing you to explore medieval and modern history, while also specialising within English language and linguistics. You’ll be introduced to the basic concepts and theories of linguistics, and you’ll be encouraged to study the role of language in society. We’ll carry out conversation analysis, sociolinguistics, and stylistics to get under the surface of the spoken or written word. The course will also see you focus on how we acquire language, how it evolves, and how it forms such an array of ways to communicate. Why Study History and English Language BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? You’ll develop skills including management, communication, analytical, research, problem-solving and planning. You can also select option modules, focusing on the topics that interest you the most. Take advantage of the chance to gain valuable experience via a work placement in year 2, designed to enhance your employment prospects. You can take part in innovative assessments, too, such as analysing children’s speech development. Pitch your ideas as well; past students had the chance to put forward concepts for a historical video game and created a national museum’s visitor trail. Benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities; a forensic linguistics lab, a research and resource centre, and conference labs are all on campus to support your studies. Plus, History at Huddersfield is top in Yorkshire for Learning Opportunities, scoring 96%, based on experimental statistics from the National Student Survey 2023. You could pursue a diverse range of career opportunities, including – like past students†– in teaching, writing, archives, or PR, to name a few, or further your studies in English and history, focusing on linguistics, or early modern, medieval, or modern history. † Source: LinkedIn 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: • The Past in the Present: An Introduction to Public History • Writing the Past • Critical Thinking • Introduction to Describing English Language. 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

Take part in interactive lectures and workshops, as well as seminars in which you'll be encouraged to participate – whether it be in smaller ‘buzz groups' or in role-playing sessions. Your module specification/course handbook provides full assessment criteria details.

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. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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Additional entry requirements


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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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.

Sponsorship information

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History and English Language at University of Huddersfield - UCAS