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University of Huddersfield

English Language and Literature

UCAS Code: Q300

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including a minimum grade B in any form of English.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

and includes an English component.

128 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications which should include an English component.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

UCAS Tariff

128

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A Level in any form of English.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

English language

English literature

Reading an inspiring work of literature isnt 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. Literature has been a source of inspiration, entertainment and education for hundreds of years. Well look at some of the classic texts from the English Renaissance of the 16th century right up to the present day. So whether you want to immerse yourself in Jacobean tragedy or Romantic poetry, youll have the chance to explore some of your favourite genres and discover new ones too. Well also look at a wide range of theoretical perspectives, so you can engage with literary theory and think critically about the link between literature, society and the environment. Every text can raise cultural, ethical and political issues, and well give you the chance to explore them. For the language elements of your course, well 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. Studying both subjects together can help give you the transferable skills that employers are looking for, like how to assess the written word, how to read situations, putting forward an argument, working as a team and individually. Your learning will extend beyond the classroom, as well also get you out in the field to visit key locations such as Bronte Parsonage in Haworth or the British Library. Every year students have the chance to attend Huddersfield Literature Festival. In your second year youll have the chance to go on a work placement, designed to enhance your skills ready for employment and to help you gain useful contacts in your chosen field.

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

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 methods

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.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of History English Languages & Media

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
high
English language
86%
high
English literature

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English language

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

81%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
86%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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