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English Language and Literature
English Language and Literature BA(Hons)
English Language and Literature BA(Hons)

English Language and Literature BA(Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  • The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Course Information

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.

Why English Language and Literature

  • State-of-the-art facilities including a forensic linguistics lab, a research and resource centre and conference labs.
  • Opportunity to take a five-week placement as part of the ‘Language in the Workplace’ module – a chance to see how the language skills you’ve learnt on the course can be applied to communication in a working environment.
  • Get involved in the writing, editing and production of the popular department linguistics magazine, Babel.
  • English Literature is in the top 3 English departments in the UK for student satisfaction (NSS 2018).
  • Our team of academic staff are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for the quality of their research publications (REF 2014).
  • Every year students also have the chance to get involved in events at the Huddersfield Literature Festival.
  • We’ll get you out of the classroom on some interesting fieldtrips.

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.

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Year 1
Core modules:

  •  Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics
  •  Literary Genres
  •  Thinking Critically

Option modules:

Choose two from a list which may include:

  •  Approaches to Language Study
  •  Introduction to Stylistics
  •  History of English
  •  Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  •  Sociolinguistics

Year 2
Core modules:

  •  Language in the Workplace
  •  Literary Histories
  •  Critical Concepts 1

Option modules:

Choose two from a list which may include:

  •  Conversation Analysis
  •  Communication across Cultures
  •  Stylistics
  •  Corpus Linguistics
  •  Pragmatics
  •  Field Linguistics
  •  Phonetics and Phonology
  • Syntax

Year 3 - optional placement year

Final year
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
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As an English Language and Literature graduate, you are valued for the advanced skills you have developed in communication, self-motivation, teamwork, analysis, creative problem solving and persuasiveness. Depending on your specialism, your career choices are as varied and exciting as your degree course.

Our graduates have gone on to a variety of careers within publishing, broadcasting, teaching, writing, advertising, management, politics and local government. A selection of companies that have employed Huddersfield graduates in recent years include BBC, Emerald Group Publishing, Securitas UK, Roma Publications and Crown House Publishing. Others have opted for PGCE study and have become teachers, or continued their studies at postgraduate level.**

*Percentage of graduates from this course who are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 17/18, UK domiciled graduates).

*Source: LinkedIn

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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