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University of Huddersfield

History and English Language

UCAS Code: VQ31

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including a minimum grade B in History or English Language.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

to include History or English Language components.

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications including either Higher Level History or Higher Level English Language 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 History or English Language or preferably both.

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

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

History

English language

**If you enjoy learning about the past and you’re also fascinated by the use of language and how it shapes the world around us, then this course is for you. We cover a broad range of topics enabling you to explore medieval and modern history, while also specialising within English language and linguistics.**

- History has a 94% student satisfaction rating (NSS 2018)

- Each year you’ll be able to choose option modules to focus on topics that fascinate you most

- You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable real world experience. In your second year you’ll also have the chance to go on a work placement, designed to enhance your skills ready for employment

- Innovative assessments such as analysing children’s speech development, pitching an idea for a historical video game or creating a visitor trail for a national museum

- 95% of students from this course are in work or further study six months after finishing the course (DLHE 2016/17)

- State-of-the-art facilities including a forensic linguistics lab, a research and resource centre and conference labs

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

On the course you’ll be introduced to the basic concepts and theories of linguistics. We’ll encourage you to study the role of language in society and how it helps humans understand things. How we acquire it, the way it changes, and the way it forms an array of ways to communicate. We’ll carry out conversation analysis, sociolinguistics and stylistics to get under the surface of the spoken or written word.

Modules

Year 1
History Core modules:
Early Medieval Europe: c500 - 1215
Twentieth Century Britain

English Language Core modules:
Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics

Option modules:
Two options from a list which may include:
Approaches to Language Study
Introduction to Stylistics
History of English
Sociolinguistics

Year 2
History Core modules:
Research Skills
Work Related Project

Option modules:
One option from a list which may include:
Hitler's Germany: Life and Death in the Third Reich
Modern India: from Raj to Independence C. 1860-1950
Hands on History: Voice Film and Material Culture
Holy Wars: The Age of Crusades
Digital Victorians
After the Black Death: Late Medieval Society
Reformation and Revolution
Medieval and Early Modern Warfare in England
Growing Up in the Past: Oral Histories of Childhood and Youth

English Language Core modules:
Field Linguistics

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

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Final year
Option modules:
One option from a list which may include:
Dissertation (History in Practice)
Dissertation In English Language and Linguistics
Honours Level Project

History Option modules:
Choose up to three options from a list which may include:
The Elizabethan Age
History and Myth: Writing and Re-writing the Middle Ages
Community and Identity in the Later Middle Ages
Henry's Empire
Britain on the Breadline
The Great War: Culture and Society
The Dark Years, 1940-1944: Collaboration, Resistance and Memory in Wartime France
Mindsets, Institutions and Madness
The Body and the City
Bloodlands: Historical Geography of Interwar East Central Europe
India’s ‘Tryst with Destiny’: The Making and Re-Making of the World’s Largest Democracy

English Language Option modules:
Choose up to three options from a list which may include:
Relations Across Cultures
Translation in Practice
Audiovisual Translation
Language of Humour
Multilingualism
Language and Power
Child Language Acquisition
Face and Politeness

Assessment methods

Assessment will include essays, reports, exams, oral presentations and a dissertation.

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
£14,500
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.

85%
med
History
77%
low
English language

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.

History

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

92%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
2%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

English language

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

95%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
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
C
C

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.

History

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
79%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Other administrative occupations
9%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many — probably most — jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

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?

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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