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University of Huddersfield

English Literature with a Modern Language

UCAS Code: Q3RY

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including a minimum grade B in any form of English.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

modules to include any form of English.

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications including Higher Level English at grade 6.

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120

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

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 literature

Modern languages

**Reading inspiring works of literature is one of life’s great pleasures, but we’ll make sure that we go beyond enjoyment to give you the chance to develop some incredibly useful skills while you’re studying what you enjoy. Add to that the chance to learn another language and you’ll have every opportunity to make yourself attractive to potential employers once your studies are over.**

Our English Literature course spans hundreds of years of inspiration, from the English Renaissance of the 16th century right up to the present day. So whether you love Jacobean drama or contemporary poetry, you’ll be able to indulge your tastes and hopefully gain some new ones too.

Your choices on the History side of your degree are equally wide ranging. We’ll cover the cultural, societal, historical and political impact of events and eras that have had a huge impact on today’s civilisation. Along the way you’ll be able to study conflicts, empires, disasters and more, from the medieval period right through to contemporary society.

The course is an equal mixture of both subjects. The topics we cover aren’t just exciting and rewarding to study, they could help you develop some transferable skills that employers are looking for too. You could go on to a career in fields such as teaching, librarianship, archives, the media, industry, the voluntary sector, PR, law and accountancy.

In your second year, you’ll also have the opportunity to take a placement for five weeks. Recent graduates have taken placements at Wilsons Solicitors, Kirklees TV, West Yorkshire Archives Service and The Royal Armouries Museum.

The ERASMUS+ exchange scheme also offers a short-term opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities, including institutions in Ghent, Paris, Granada, Malaga, the USA and Hannover. You’ll join classes and receive credits toward your degree at the same time.

This course is available as a part time course, please see our website for details - https://courses.hud.ac.uk/2019-20/part-time/undergraduate/english-literature-with-a-modern-language-ba-hons

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Literary Genres
Integrated Learning Portfolio
Thinking Critically

Two options from a variety of modern foreign language modules can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to the student’s prior experience and knowledge. We currently offer Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish*. We also offer British Sign Language.

Year 2
Core options:
Literary Histories
Critical Concepts 1

Choose one from a list which may include:
Work-Related Project
Work Experience Placement

Two options from a variety of modern foreign language modules can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to the student’s prior experience and knowledge. We currently offer Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish*. We also offer British Sign Language.

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Final year
Core options:
Advanced Critical Practice
Critical Concepts 2
Public Humanities

Two options from a variety of modern foreign language modules can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to the student’s prior experience and knowledge. We currently offer Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish*. We also offer British Sign Language.

*Subject to change

Assessment methods

You will experience a broader range of assessment than at A level (not many exams, quite a lot of essays, but also other things like presentations, posters, research projects, and screencasts) and you will also encounter some topics which may be less familiar to you such as critical theory or digital humanities.

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.

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.

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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Language and area studies

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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?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
6%
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
85%
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?

Others in language and area 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
100%
high
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 a broad subject for a variety of European languages. No matter which you take, the general theme is that some graduates go to that country to work, often as English language teachers, some go into further study, often to train as teachers or translators, but most get jobs in the UK in education - most often as language tutors, unsurprisingly, or translators. Modern language grads can also be in demand in business roles where communication and language skills are particularly useful, such as marketing and PR, and in finance or law. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

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