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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

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

128 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

128

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications

83%
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

Subject

Linguistics

**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.

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


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.

Linguistics

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

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.

Linguistics

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
65%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Teaching and educational professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is not a particularly common subject at first degree level and most of the degrees that fall in this category are offered by the University of Durham. If you fancy one of these broad degrees, it is probably best to speak directly to tutors to find out what your options on your degree might be and what they can lead to,

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