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English Language and Linguistics BA (Hons)

University of Huddersfield

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Language is how we make sense of the world. It makes us who we are, and is fundamental to society and the communities we all live in. We’ll look at linguistics in depth and give you the chance to learn descriptive terms so you can analyse language and assess how it works. You’ll be introduced to the basic concepts and the theory of different branches of linguistics, like phonetics and morphology. Why English Language and Linguistics? * 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 - https://babelzine.co.uk/ * Opportunities to study a modern foreign language alongside your course through our Modern Languages Programme - https://www.hud.ac.uk/inspire/mhm/languages/ * Our team of academic staff are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for the quality of their research publications (REF 2014). We’ll also encourage you to study the role of language in society and how it helps humans understand things. How we acquire it, the way it changes, and the way it forms an array of ways to communicate. We’ll carry out conversation analysis, sociolinguistics and stylistics to get under the surface of the spoken or written word and understand more about what’s really going on. Language is absolutely central to our lives and the world we live in. Through language we form relationships, teach our children and manage our day-to-day lives: It underpins our whole existence. On this course we explore many facets of language, including its history, diversity and structure. We explore its use in a variety of contexts including interaction, politics, humour and forensics. Our students graduate with a set of skills and knowledge that is ideal for a broad range of careers from advertising to teaching, from public relations to local government, from marketing to speech therapy and so on. ~ Liz Holt, Head of English Language, Linguistics and Modern Languages. Additional Costs: Placements The nature and suitability of your work placement is decided in consultation with your tutors. You are responsible for making your own arrangements for any travel or incurred costs in relation to the placement module, or in relation to the optional placement year if you chose to undertake one as part of your degree.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

100% of teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy – Huddersfield is the first and only UK university to achieve this.
Huddersfield has a thriving international community of over 2,700 students from nearly 100 different nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 106 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    112 55%

    60th

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    50th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    42nd

    25

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