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University of Huddersfield

English Language and Literature

UCAS Code: Q300
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

90%

Subjects
  • English studies
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£14.5k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

ABB at A Level including a minimum grade B in any form of English.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Equivalent to A level grade B in any form of English

BTEC Diploma
MDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

International Baccalaureate
32

which includes an English component

UCAS tariff points
128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

90%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

English Literature is one of life's great pleasures. It can be exciting, moving, stimulating and challenging. Literature has been a source of inspiration, entertainment and education for hundreds of years, spanning from the English Renaissance of the 16th century through to the present day. This course gives you the chance to study both literary and linguistic approaches to English, with expert support from staff who are actively engaged in writing and publishing. You'll be supported to develop knowledge of key language styles and an understanding of what language is and how it works. You'll explore the concepts, modes of analysis and theoretical approaches of different branches of linguistics and will study the role of language in society. Your studies will also help you to acquire a broad-based knowledge of English Literature and criticism from a range of genres. You'll have the opportunity to explore a variety of theoretical perspectives, and to think critically about the relationship between literature, society and the environment, and the cultural, ethical and political issues arising from this. Your studies will be divided equally between Literature and Language. Your studies will be led by published, award-winning lecturers who are all accredited by the Higher Education Academy, with internationally recognized expertise across a range of language related fields. Your learning will extend beyond the boundaries of the classroom, with events such as the Huddersfield Literature Festival, visits to key locations, such as the nearby Bronte Parsonage at Haworth, or to the British Library to see the History of English Exhibition in 2011, and the use of electronic resources. In your second year, you'll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement. This will help to increase your future employability prospects and give you the chance to make useful contacts in industry.

Modules

Year 1 core modules: Introduction to descriptive linguistics; literary genres. Option modules include: Thinking critically; approaches to language study; introduction to stylistics; history of English; introduction to contrastive linguistics. Year 2 core modules: Sociolinguistics; language in the workplace; literary histories; critical concepts 1. Option modules include: Conversation analysis; communication across cultures; stylistics; corpus linguistics; pragmatics; field linguistics. Year 3 core modules: Advanced critical practice; critical concepts 2. Option modules include: Dissertation In English language and linguistics; relations across cultures; translation in practice; audiovisual translation; multilingualism; child language acquisition; face and politeness; language and power; language of humour.

University of Huddersfield

The campus at sunset

The University of Huddersfield was named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2013, an award supported by outstanding support for students at all levels. The university is in the top ten in the UK for graduate employability and teaching excellence and the number one mainstream university in England for assessment and feedback. Combine this with our record for supporting work placements and student enterprise and you will find there is a lot more to Huddersfield than meets the eye.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
19%
81%

Year 1

12%
75%
13%

Year 2

21%
79%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
7%
80%
13%

Year 1

7%
80%
13%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

84%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
77% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
311 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £14.5k LOW
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

9%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

4%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2012, more than 12,000 students graduated with English degrees. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job as a doctor or nuclear physicist. There isn't a lot of difference in terms of outcomes between taking English language or English literature, so choose the one that suits you and don't worry about whether one is more likely to get you the job you want than the other. About one in five English graduates went into further study last year, and apart from further degrees in English, graduates were also likely to go onto teaching, law or publishing. All in all it's a flexible option – some even changed career direction entirely and took postgraduate courses in subjects like nursing or maths.
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