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BA (Hons) English Language and Literature (Sandwich)

University of Huddersfield
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Course UCAS code: Q300
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  • BA (Hons), Sandwich , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
**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.** Literature has been a source of inspiration, entertainment and education for hundreds of years. We’ll look at some of the classic texts from the English Renaissance of the 16th century right up to the present day. So whether you want to immerse yourself in Jacobean tragedy or Romantic poetry, you’ll have the chance to explore some of your favourite genres and discover new ones too. We’ll also look at a wide range of theoretical perspectives, so you can engage with literary theory and think critically about the link between literature, society and the environment. 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. Studying both subjects together can help give you the transferable skills that employers are looking for, like how to assess the written word, how to read situations, putting forward an argument, working as a team and individually. Your learning will extend beyond the classroom, as we’ll also get you out in the field to visit key locations such as Bronte Parsonage in Haworth or the British Library. Every year students have the chance to attend Huddersfield Literature Festival. In your second year you’ll have the chance to go on a work placement, designed to enhance your skills ready for employment and to help you gain useful contacts in your chosen field. This course is available as a part time course, please see our website for details - https://courses.hud.ac.uk/2019-20/part-time/undergraduate/english-language-and-literature-ba-hons
Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics Literary Genres Option modules: Choose three from a list which may include: Thinking Critically Approaches to Language Study Introduction to Stylistics History of English Sociolinguistics Year 2 Core modules: Language in the Workplace Literary Histories Critical Concepts 1 Option modules: Choose two from a list which may include: Conversation Analysis Communication across Cultures Stylistics Corpus Linguistics Pragmatics Field Linguistics Phonetics and Phonology Syntax Year 3 (optional placement year) Final year Core modules: Advanced Critical Practice Critical Concepts 2 Option modules: Choose the Dissertation in English Language and Linguistics and one optional module OR three optional modules from a list which may include: Dissertation In English Language and Linguistics Relations Across Cultures Translation in Practice Audiovisual Translation Language of Humour Multilingualism Child Language Acquisition Face and Politeness Language and Power Forensic Phonetics and Forensic Linguistics
Assessment Methods:
Assessment includes essays, textual analysis, formal examinations and group presentations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
Application deadline details:

15 January

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Huddersfield was a challenging and fun experience for me. The lecturers really inspired me to think creatively and forced me to consider new perspectives. The city life is ok, there’s not tonnes of clubbing but you can always hop on the train to Leeds or Manchester for a mad one. I prefer to hang out in the pub after lectures, anyway. There are loads of great facilities here too, the library is particularly amazing. The careers service is also incredibly helpful, I walked straight into a job after graduation!

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  • georgiebrad's avatar by georgiebrad on 7th October 2015
    Excellent. If you are willing to throw yourself completely into the whole university experience (living away from home and committing fully to your degree) you will be richly rewarded.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    University is scary at first and a big step to take but after a week or so you get used to it and it's a great experience. You also meet people from all over the world and make lots of new friends.
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