What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
including a minimum grade B in any form of English.
from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A Level in any form of English.
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
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
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. Literature has been a source of inspiration, entertainment and education for hundreds of years. We’ll look at some of the classic texts from the English Renaissance of the 16th century right up to the present day. So whether you want to immerse yourself in Jacobean tragedy or Romantic poetry, you’ll have the chance to explore some of your favourite genres and discover new ones too. We’ll also look at a wide range of theoretical perspectives, so you can engage with literary theory and think critically about the link between literature, society and the environment. 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. Studying both subjects together can help give you the transferable skills that employers are looking for, like how to assess the written word, how to read situations, putting forward an argument, working as a team and individually. Your learning will extend beyond the classroom, as we’ll also get you out in the field to visit key locations such as Bronte Parsonage in Haworth or the British Library. Every year students have the chance to attend Huddersfield Literature Festival. In your second year you’ll have the chance to go on a work placement, designed to enhance your skills ready for employment and to help you gain useful contacts in your chosen field.
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; Introduction to Contrastive Linguistics. Year 2 Core modules: Sociolinguistics; Language in the Workplace; Literary Histories; Critical Concepts 1. Option modules choose one from a list which may include - Conversation Analysis; Communication across Cultures; Stylistics; Corpus Linguistics; Pragmatics; Field Linguistics; Phonetics and Phonology; Syntax. Year 3 Placement year. Year 4: 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.
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.
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