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English Language and Sociology BA (Hons)

University of Huddersfield

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UCAS CODE: A523

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 creation and maintenance of society in terms of the interactions and communications through which beliefs, structures and patterns of behaviour are passed on. This course enables 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 sociological perspectives which underlie debates about the structure and functioning of past and present society, and will examine the practical and analytic implications of sociological theory and research in a variety of contexts. Why English Language and Sociology? * 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). 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 society as a whole. Language is utterly central to our lives and the society we live in. Through it we have been able to create and maintain the patterns and institutions that underpin our existence. On this course we explore this relationship by studying two closely related disciplines that each provide fascinating insights into how we, as social animals, organise our lives. Different facets and contexts of language are investigated, such as its structure and diversity and its use in a range of contexts such as humour, politics and forensics. Modules such as Pragmatics and Face and Politeness give enlightening insight into the relationship between language and culture. This provides for a unique perspective when studying elements of society such as human rights, health, identity, sexuality and crime. 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, and publishing. ~ 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

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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

    53rd out of 102 21

  • 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 212
    110 55%

    71st

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%

    94th

    70

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