University of Huddersfield

English Language and Literature University of Huddersfield Degree level: Undergraduate

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Reading an inspiring work of literature isn’t just a pleasure, it can help build up useful skills and understanding too. Combine that with a close study of language – the building blocks that go into the written and spoken word – and you could develop an extremely analytical mind and some highly transferable skills that employers are looking for.

Why English Language and Literature?

  • 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/

  • English Literature is in the top 3 English departments in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2018).

  • Our team of academic staff are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for the quality of their research publications (REF 2014).

  • Every year students also have the chance to get involved in events at the Huddersfield Literature Festival - https://www.huddlitfest.org.uk/

  • We’ll get you out of the classroom on some interesting fieldtrips.

Every text can raise cultural, ethical and political issues, and we’ll give you the chance to explore them. For the language elements of your course, we’ll assess how language shapes the world we live in, and how principles like humour, power and cross-cultural relations are all dependent on the formation of language. The course is equally split between literature and language.

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics
Literary Genres

Option modules:
Choose three from a list which may include:
Thinking Critically
Approaches to Language Study
Introduction to Stylistics
History of English
Sociolinguistics

Year 2
Core modules:
Language in the Workplace
Literary Histories
Critical Concepts 1

Option modules:
Choose two from a list which may include:
Conversation Analysis
Communication across Cultures
Stylistics
Corpus Linguistics
Pragmatics
Field Linguistics
Phonetics and Phonology
Syntax

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Final year
Core modules:
Advanced Critical Practice
Critical Concepts 2

Option modules:
Choose the Dissertation in English Language and Linguistics and one optional module OR three optional modules from a list which may include:
Dissertation In English Language and Linguistics
Relations Across Cultures
Translation in Practice
Audiovisual Translation
Language of Humour
Multilingualism
Child Language Acquisition
Face and Politeness
Language and Power
Forensic Phonetics and Forensic Linguistics

Assessment method

Assessment includes essays, textual analysis, formal examinations and group presentations.

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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 128 points from a combination of Level 3 qualifications
A level ABB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 128 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications

​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

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 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 (sfo@hud.ac.uk) 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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University of Huddersfield
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Huddersfield
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Course contact details

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School of Music, Humanities and Media - Linguistics

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