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University of Huddersfield

English Literature

UCAS Code: Q320

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including a minimum grade B in any form of English or a related subject (History, Languages, Drama, Film Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Politics, etc.)

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

modules to include any form of English or a related subject.

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications including Higher Level English at grade 6.

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

DDM

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a minimum grade B at A Level in any form of English or a related subject.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

English literature

If you love books and enjoy exploring new ideas, then English Literature is for you. During this course, you’ll not only get to read (and discuss) some of the greatest works ever written but also learn how to research, analyse, debate and create. There are lots of English Literature courses out there, so why choose us?

* We offer a wide range of module options to choose from, diverse and unique forms of coursework assessment (but no exams), and excellent employment prospects.

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

* We get you out of the classroom on a range of exciting field trips including Bronte Parsonage, the British Library and Shakespeare's Globe in London.

* You'll learn to navigate digital resources and to present your ideas using the latest media.

* Every year students also have the chance to get involved in events at the Huddersfield Literature Festival - https://www.huddlitfest.org.uk/

We never lose sight of the pleasure that comes from reading, discussing and writing. We also want you to finish your course with the kind of practical, transferable skills needed in the real world – things like critical thinking, researching, independent study, communicating and arguing persuasively.

Students taking the English Literature course at the University of Huddersfield get the opportunity to be enriched by a wide variety of literature. We offer modules ranging from the Medieval period to the present day, focusing on interesting topics that broaden your horizons. Global Shakespeare, American literature, South-Asian literature, the Emotions of War, Romantic and Victorian literature, as well as the work of contemporary women writers and contemporary science fiction are among the options that our students can choose to study. Our tutors are world leading and internationally recognised researchers, whose feedback on student work has been rated outstanding by our external examiners. Our students graduate with a wide set of skills that make them highly valued in career options that range from primary and secondary teaching, postgraduate study and academic careers, publishing, law, financial services, events management and marketing. ~ Todd Borlik, Senior Lecturer in Renaissance Drama.

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.

Modules

Year 1
Core module:
Literary Genres

Option modules:
Choose four from a list which may include:
Thinking Critically
The Essay
Integrated Learning Portfolio
Introduction to Research

Year 2
Core modules:
Literary Histories
Critical Concepts 1
English Literature Work Placement

Option modules:
Choose two from a list which may include:
Literature and Making
Research Methods

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Final year
Core modules:
Advanced Critical Practice
Critical Concepts 2
Dissertation in English Literature

Option modules:
Choose one from a list which may include:
Public Humanities

Assessment methods

The assessment of this course will be based on both written and practical work including examinations, essays, presentations, posters, research projects and screencasts.

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 & Media

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.

81%
med
English literature

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.

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

96%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

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 studies

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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