English Language with a Modern LanguageUCAS Code: Q3R9
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 offers100%
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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Language is how we make sense of the world. It is fundamental to our perception of what’s around us, and our place in society. Understanding how language works can prove invaluable in a range of professions, and the ability to speak a foreign language is more and more sought after in this globalised world. This course could give you crucial skills to move on to a rewarding career. Humour, power, relationships: none of these would be possible without language. We’ll look at linguistics in depth so you can analyse language and assess how it works. You’ll have the chance to develop a range of language styles, and the tools to describe them as well as the different concepts, theories and tools of different branches of linguistics. On your course you could also build up transferable skills that will be useful in the professional environment. We aim to help you develop skills in communication, self-motivation, teamwork, analysis, creative problem-solving and persuasiveness. In your second year, you’ll also have the opportunity to take a placement for five weeks. This will give you the chance to see how the language skills you’ve learnt on the course can be applied to communication in the working environment. Studying a foreign language alongside your linguistics studies will give you a unique perspective on the importance of language. You’ll study two language options from a variety of modern language modules depending on your prior knowledge and experience. Options include French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Urdu and Chinese. You’ll have the chance to gain an understanding of how language shapes us and shapes cultures too. Studying a foreign language will also give you the opportunity to look at the society and cultures of the countries where the language is spoken.
Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics; Approaches to Language Study; Introduction to Stylistics. Option modules choose one from a list which may include - Introduction to Intercultural Communication; Introduction to Contrastive Linguistics; History of English. Two options from a variety of modern language modules. Modern Foreign Language modules can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to the student’s prior experience and knowledge. Year 2 Core modules: Sociolinguistics; Language in the Workplace. Option modules choose two from a list which may include: Communication across Cultures; Conversation Analysis; Stylistics; Corpus Linguistics; Pragmatics; Field Linguistics; Phonetics and Phonology; Syntax. Two options from a variety of modern language modules. Modern Foreign Language modules can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to the student’s prior experience and knowledge. Year 3 (optional placement year) The course also offers an optional one-year (40 weeks) work placement after the second year, in the UK or abroad. This will give you the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience, insight into your chosen career and open up your graduate employment prospects. Final year Core module: Dissertation In English Language and Linguistics. Option modules choose two 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; Forensic Phonetics and Forensic Linguistics. Two options from a variety of modern language modules. Modern Foreign Language modules can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to the student’s prior experience and knowledge. At any year of study, one module outside the named degree programme, but offered within the School of Music, Humanities and Media, may be taken as an alternative to any of the option modules listed above where feasible and subject to timetabling restrictions and the approval of your Course Leader.
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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