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University of Huddersfield

Applied English Language Studies

UCAS Code: A210

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including a minimum grade B in any form of English

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

modules to include any form of English.

128 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications which should include an English component.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

UCAS Tariff

128

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A level in any form of English

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

English language

On this course we'll learn about language itself and about English in particular. We'll look at its nature and role in a variety of contexts and settings, giving you the chance to get a deeper understanding of what language is and how it works. The aim is not just to help you become proficient in linguistic analysis, but also to give you transferable skills that will be useful in the professional environment too.

Why Applied English Studies?
* Aimed at students who do not have English as their first language.

* Improve your skills in English and learn about its cultural context by approaching it as a modern foreign language.

* Learn more about the English Language (e.g. its structure, history and varieties) and about Linguistics (a scientific approach to the study of language).

* Explore areas that might lead to further study and a career including an introduction to TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) and translation.

* Opportunity to undertake work experience as part of the ‘Language in the Workplace’ module – a chance to see how the language skills you’ve learnt on the course can be applied to communication in a working environment.

* Opportunities to study a modern foreign language alongside your course through our Modern Languages Programme.

* Our team of academic staff are ranked in the top 5 in the UK for the quality of their research publications (REF 2014).

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics
Introduction to Contrastive Linguistics
History of English

Option modules:
Choose three from a list which may include:
Approaches to Language Study
Sociolinguistics
Introduction to Stylistics
or Professional English or a Modern Foreign Language module which can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to your prior experience and knowledge. Languages may include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.

Year 2
Core modules:
Language in the Workplace
Communication across Cultures
Introduction to TESOL - Lesson Planning and Teaching Approaches

Option modules:
Choose three from a list which may include:
Stylistics
Conversation Analysis
Corpus Linguistics
Pragmatics
or Professional English or a Modern Foreign Language module which can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to your prior experience and knowledge. Languages may include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.

Final year
Core module:
Dissertation in English Language and Linguistics

Option modules:
Choose four from a list which may include:
Translation in Practice
Audiovisual Translation
Language of Humour
Multilingualism
Language and Power
Face and Politeness
or Professional English or a Modern Foreign Language module which can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to your prior experience and knowledge. Languages may include French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are used, in order to take into account different learning styles and skills. Methods used include formal reports, essays, textual analysis, formal examinations and oral presentations.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of History English Languages and Media (ADHELM)

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
low
English language

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English language

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

95%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English language

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
57%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Teaching and educational professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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