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English Language and Politics BA (Hons)

University of Huddersfield

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UCAS CODE: A524

Course options

  • 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 central to the way all aspects of society are conducted, including politics and political systems and debates around the world. This course will enable you to investigate language using some of the techniques and frameworks of modern linguistics and help you to understand how English functions in so many diverse ways and in different contexts. You will also develop a thorough understanding of the major political and historical perspectives which underlie current debates on the nature, structure and content of politics and in various contexts. Why English Language and Politics? * 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. * Get involved in the writing, editing and production of the popular department linguistics magazine, Babel - https://babelzine.co.uk/ * Our team of English academic staff are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for the quality of their research publications (REF 2014). * You’ll have the chance to get involved in a range of extra-curricular activities. You could also benefit from guest lecturers such as MPs and political figures, and engage in student-led debates. * We encourage students to get involved with the active Student Politics Society to gain practical experience. The course aims to equip you for the real world by educating you to understand, analyse and critique the communication going on around you and to understand how it contributes to the political system. These skills are relevant to most modern careers, but can be closely linked to a wide range of careers in politics and the public sector (e.g. local government and councils). Language is essential to the political system and society: it lies at the heart of the way political beliefs and practices are created and maintained. On this course we explore this relationship by studying two closely related disciplines that each provide fascinating insights into a central elements of our culture. We explore the language itself - including its structure and contexts, and the political system - including citizenship, ethnicity, democracy, nationalism and ethics. Options allow for investigation of fascinating topics such as the U.S. and British political systems, film and cinema, terrorism and conflict resolution. On the language side options include the language of power, the language of humour and forensic linguistics. Our students graduate with a set of skills and knowledge that is ideal for a broad range of careers in areas such as teaching, local government, public service, marketing, publishing, 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

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.

University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

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

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 106 14

    45th out of 85 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    112 55%

    60th

    21
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    50th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    42nd

    25
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    110 50%

    57th

    14
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    22nd

    50

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