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English Language and Literature BA (Hons)

University of Huddersfield

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

About the course

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.
  • Our team of academic staff are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for the quality of their research publications (REF 2014).
  • 100% of graduates from this course are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 17/18, UK domiciled graduates).
  • 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.

Your Career

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.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

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

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University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    59th

  • Campus address

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

100% of permanent teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy – Huddersfield is the first and only UK university to achieve this.
Strengths in teaching, employability, internationalisation and inclusiveness.
Huddersfield has a thriving international community of over 3,200 students from nearly 100 different nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    45th out of 100 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    119 57%

    49th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59.0 59%

    58th

    30
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    41st

    23

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