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University of Huddersfield

English Literature with a Modern Language

UCAS Code: Q3RY

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,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.

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.

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 | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020

Subjects

English literature

Others in language and area studies

Reading inspiring works of literature is one of life’s great pleasures, but we’ll make sure that we go beyond enjoyment to give you the chance to develop some incredibly useful skills while you’re studying what you enjoy. Add to that the chance to learn another language and you’ll have every opportunity to make yourself attractive to potential employers once your studies are over.

* We offer a wide range of module options to choose from, diverse 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.

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

Our English Literature course spans hundreds of years of inspiration, from the English Renaissance of the 16th century right up to the present day. So whether you love Elizabethan drama or contemporary poetry and science fiction, you’ll be able to indulge your tastes and hopefully gain some new ones too.

Studying a foreign language alongside your literary studies will give you a unique perspective on the importance of language and give you the opportunity to learn more about the societies and cultures of the countries where these languages are spoken. This will further open up the world of literature by giving you the opportunity to explore writers’ work in their own languages. You’ll study two language options from a variety of modern language modules depending on your prior knowledge and experience. Options include French, German and Spanish.

With their critical thinking abilities, rigour, and wide range of transferable skills, English Literature graduates are extremely attractive to employers. And in a globally-connected market, those with a passion for languages can give their employability the edge by studying English Literature with a Modern Language.

Studies show that the number of students choosing modern languages is in decline, even though graduates in this area are highly sought-after by employers. This degree gives you the opportunity to boost your career prospects. And by studying these two subjects alongside each other, you’ll be immersing yourself in different rich and fascinating languages, literatures and cultures, giving you a unique perspective on the world. ~ Dr Sarah Falcus, Contemporary Literature Lecturer.

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 modules:
Literary Genres
Integrated Learning Portfolio
Thinking Critically

Plus two options from a variety of modern foreign language modules can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to the student’s prior experience and knowledge. We currently offer French, German and Spanish.

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

Plus two options from a variety of modern foreign language modules can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to the student’s prior experience and knowledge. We currently offer French, German and Spanish.

Year 3 (optional placement year)

Final year
Core options:
Advanced Critical Practice
Critical Concepts 2
Public Humanities

Plus two options from a variety of modern foreign language modules can be chosen from the available range and entry levels appropriate to the student’s prior experience and knowledge. We currently offer French, German and Spanish.

At each level of study up to 20 credits of module(s) from outside the named degree programme, but within the School’s subjects, may be substituted for optional modules only, subject to academic approval and timetabling restrictions

Assessment methods

You will experience a broader range of assessment than at A level (not many exams, quite a lot of essays, but also other things like presentations, posters, research projects, and screencasts) and you will also encounter some topics which may be less familiar to you such as critical theory or digital humanities. 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
£14,500
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.

English literature

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

Others in language and area studies

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

58%
UK students
42%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
54%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
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 literature

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

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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