We have a long-standing reputation for excellent research in linguistics and English language, particularly research with an applied focus.

We are also active in making our research accessible to the wider public, which we do through a number of initiatives, including our consultancy, Language Unlocked, and Babel: The Language Magazine, which is published in the department.
In History our research encompasses a wide range chronologically, geographically and conceptually.

Spanning the Middle Ages to the modern day, Huddersfield’s historians have interests in the fields of oral history, gender history, health history, political history, digital history, religious history, social history, public history and battlefield archaeology...

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Our departments draw on the expertise of staff with national and international reputations for their research, teaching and professional engagement.


We offer courses at undergraduate, masters and doctoral level. Teaching at Huddersfield is officially rated Gold under the UK government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

Research Centres and Institutes within this Department

Intercultural Politeness Research

The Centre provides a focal point for research and pedagogy in linguistic politeness. Linguistic politeness in an important tool by means of which human relationships are formed, maintained and renegotiated.

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Stylistics Research Centre

The Centre provides a focal point for research and pedagogy in stylistics (the linguistic analysis of style in literary and non-literary discourse), one of the key research areas of Linguistics and Modern Languages at Huddersfield. 

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Institute for Applied Linguistics

The Institute for Applied Linguistics carries out linguistic research aimed at solving real world problems through the exploration of language in use.

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