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Linguistics

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

120-112 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

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

DDM-DMM

UCAS Tariff

120-112

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

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 | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Linguistics

Are you fascinated by how language works and what people can do with it? Language is a uniquely human phenomenon with lots of intricate aspects to explore. A Linguistics degree at Huddersfield will introduce you to the science of language and help you to understand how human beings communicate in so many diverse ways and in different contexts.

Why Linguistics?
* State-of-the-art facilities including a forensic linguistics lab, a research and resource centre and conference labs.

* Opportunity to take a five-week placement 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.

* Get involved in the writing, editing and production of the popular department linguistics magazine, Babel (https://babelzine.co.uk/).

* 95% of graduates from this subject are in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 17/18, UK domiciled graduates).

* Opportunities to study a modern foreign language alongside your course through our Modern Languages Programme (https://www.hud.ac.uk/inspire/mhm/languages/).

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

Our study of language will take a systematic look at language and how humans use it in everyday life. On this course, language is studied as a human behaviour from a number of viewpoints including its structure (e.g. syntax, phonetics, semantics), its function (e.g. in conversation, translation, persuasion and manipulation); its acquisition (e.g. child language acquisition, multilingualism, language teaching) and its impact or application in the world (e.g. language and power, forensic phonetics and forensic linguistics, subtitling, humour).

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:
Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics
Approaches to Language Study
Introduction to Stylistics
Sociolinguistics

Option modules:
Choose two from a list which may include:
Introduction to Intercultural Communication
History of 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, Chinese and Professional English.

Year 2
Core modules:
Language in the Workplace
Field Linguistics
Phonetics and Phonology
Syntax

Option modules:
Choose two from a list which may include:
Communication across Cultures
Conversation Analysis
Stylistics
Corpus Linguistics
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, Chinese and Professional English.

Year 3 - optional placement year
Placement Year

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
Child Language Acquisition
Face and Politeness
Forensic Phonetics and Forensic Linguistics
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, Chinese and Professional English.

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
£15,000
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 more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Department of History English Linguistics and Music (ADHELIM)

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What students say


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.

Linguistics

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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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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 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

16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
13%
Other elementary services occupations

This is not a particularly common subject at first degree level and most of the degrees that fall in this category are offered by the University of Durham. If you fancy one of these broad degrees, it is probably best to speak directly to tutors to find out what your options on your degree might be and what they can lead to,

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

English studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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