17 / 09 / 2012
3 years full-time
Minimum 4½ years part-time
20 (this number may be subject to change)
Full Time / Part Time
Available at the following campuses:
- Those with formal qualifications should normally have at least 280 UCAS points, including a grade B at A level in any form of English (English Language, English Literature or the two combined).
- The standard entry level point is an A2 in French, German or Spanish. However, depending on your profile, it might be possible to start below this level as the MLC offers a wide range of modules. Please contact the Admissions Tutor to discuss.
- We welcome students of all ages. Applicants returning to education will be required to show equivalent attainment.
Tel: 01484 478429
You have a passion for language, not just your own, and you recognise the need for understanding across national and cultural boundaries. You have developed your flair for languages, and your curiosity and ambition motivates you to take it much further, to make your talent work for you. This course gives you the chance to study English alongside another modern language, with expert support from staff who are actively engaged in writing and publishing.
• Your first year will be an exciting exploration of English language and another modern language. At the end of the year you have the flexibility to choose your preferred modules for the rest of your degree.
• Your tutors are active in their own specialist areas of publishing and writing and recognised by the Higher Education Academy. You can be confident your studies are led by experts with flair and enthusiasm, renowned nationally for their excellence in teaching.
• As leading researchers in their fields of expertise, your course leaders are published authors, award-winners and acclaimed thinkers. 75% of work submitted for the most recent Research Assessment Exercise was said to be ‘internationally significant’ and ‘world leading’.
• Your learning will extend beyond the boundaries of the classroom. With huge events such as the Huddersfield Literature Festival Huddersfield Literature Festival, exciting concepts like graphic recording and poetry karaoke alongside educational trips to the British Library (History of English exhibition), your course will amaze, delight and encourage you.
Your studies will give you a descriptive and theoretical basis from which you can progress to higher level work. You will be introduced to various approaches to the study of language and to the description of English from sound to sentence with modules such as Introduction to Describing English and Approaches to Language Study. You will also consider the history of English, its development, and its use in different contexts, studying Introduction to Stylistics, and English Past and Present.
In the modern language, you follow the Language in Context and Practical Language modules that help you develop your fluency andaccuracy. There’s plenty of opportunity to practise the language.
This year your study consists of advanced descriptive study of English phonology and grammar, investigations into the relationship between language and society (including English dialects) and choices from a range of topic-based modules, currently including Conversation Analysis, Child Language Acquisition, Stylistics, Phonetics and Phonology and Syntax.In the modern language, you continue to develop your language skills and appreciation of contemporary social, cultural and other topics.
In your final year you will prepare a final year dissertation on a topic of your choice, selected from a range of specialist options based on academic staff research expertise.Options can include Language and Power, Language of Humour, Pragmatics, Bilingualism or Corpus Linguistics. As you develop your skills and knowledge, you have the opportunity to study in more depth some of the areas that are of particular interest to you. By the time you graduate, you should have made great progress across all four skills and understand a lot more about the country too.
As an English 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. With the skills and confidence you have learned throughout your degree you will be well suited and prepared for a career in publishing, broadcasting, teaching, writing, advertising, management, politics and local government.
Teaching takes place in lectures and seminars supported by opportunities for individual feedback and consultation with staff. You are encouraged to participate in group and pair work and in presentations. Assessment includes essays, textual analyses, formal examinations and group presentation.
At the University of Huddersfield, we have worked hard to ensure that we set a fair fee for undergraduate students that offers fantastic value for money. The University of Huddersfield is debt free, meaning every penny you spend on your education is re-invested in you.
Your tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance, please see Fees and finance.
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For details of course fees please call the Student Finance Office on 01484 473904
You study English in combination with French, German or Spanish and have the opportunity to study abroad for a year either in a university or as a language assistant.
We hope you are interested in what you have seen and want to apply to join us.
Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant to industry. For more information, see the Research section of our website.
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