What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
ABB at A Level including a minimum grade B in any form of English.
Equivalent to A level grade B in any form of English
which includes an English component
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.
% applicants receiving offers90%
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.
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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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.
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.
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
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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