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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.
Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics
Choose three from a list which may include:
Approaches to Language Study
Introduction to Stylistics
History of English
Language in the Workplace
Critical Concepts 1
Choose two from a list which may include:
Communication across Cultures
Phonetics and Phonology
Year 3 (optional placement year)
Advanced Critical Practice
Critical Concepts 2
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
Language of Humour
Child Language Acquisition
Face and Politeness
Language and Power
Forensic Phonetics and Forensic Linguistics
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
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||128 points||from a combination of Level 3 qualifications|
|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 coursehttp://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
School of Music, Humanities and Media - Linguistics
+44 (0)1484 472606
Student Recruitment Team
+44 (0)1484 472625