This course is designed to develop your knowledge of how language works, in particular the English language, enabling you to describe and analyse English and other languages with accuracy and insight.
You’ll gain a solid understanding of phonetics and phonology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and explore how that knowledge can be applied to the practical analysis of spoken and written, literary and non-literary texts.
We place particular emphasis on analysing language in real-world contexts. Modules reflect staff expertise, which means you have the opportunity to engage with cutting-edge research in your area of interest.
We have a vibrant research community of national and international students, who often collaborate on projects and present their work within the supportive environment of our annual postgraduate conference. We hold a regular research seminar programme, with presentations by staff, students and visiting guest speakers, and organise and host conferences reflecting our own research interests.
Our staff have links with scholars at many top-ranking universities worldwide, from the United States of America to the Far East. Members of staff are on the committees of significant professional organisations such as PALA – the Poetics and Linguistics Association, and edit major journals such as the internationally reputed peer-reviewed academic journal East Asian Pragmatics and the leading stylistics journal, Language and Literature.
For more information about our research areas of interest visit our Linguistics and Modern Languages research pages.
Please note: the inclusion of 'Applied' in the course title does not imply that our course has a pedagogical element.If you are interested in teaching training courses, then please visit the University's School of Education and Professional Development.
Graphic Design is a sophisticated mode of communication in the twenty-first century. Consumers access ideas through the visual language of graphic forms and their experiences are shaped by the relations we, as designers, create between form and image. Graphic Design is made up of many different processes and inhabits a multitude of contexts. In the design of information graphics for different commercial and artistic platforms the world of the graphic designer occupies both physical and digital arenas. Graphic Design contributes to a system building process where the interface between type and meaning is at the forefront of innovative and dynamic communication tools of the future.
Our MA in Graphic Design offers continuing or recent graduates from creative design subjects with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge, creative skills and employment prospects. Our course aims to encourage you to push the boundaries of graphic practice with the development of innovative and imaginative concepts and ideas relevant to the design of graphic products and artefacts. We will introduce you to a variety of platforms and a range of situations and contexts within which graphic design sits, enabling you to experiment, expand, progress and communicate your ideas through different forms and processes. Our practice-led modules facilitate opportunities for you to produce high quality portfolios often underpinned by industry focused trends and competition briefs.
Our specialist staff and research expertise in the School of Art, Design and Architecture brings students into contact with a wide range of academic staff, many of whom have industry experience. All of our staff are research active and are involved in the events of our research centres (G and the Centre for Sculptural Thinking). Students are welcome to participate in these wider research contexts as part of their studies with us at the University of Huddersfield. Research plays a relevant role in informing all our teaching and learning activities. Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in the field, which means you develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant.
Our Master's in International Fashion Design Management offers continuing or recent graduates from either fashion or management related degree courses an opportunity to enhance their knowledge, skills and employment prospects. It is tailored towards students who wish,to move into the fashion sector and manage either their own or others creative outputs.
Our course aims to combine subject specialist knowledge with creative and collaborative management and research skills. Applicants to this course will normally have a degree in a related subject such as fashion design, management, promotion and/or fashion retail management or come from business discipline or may have been involved in business, managerial or marketing roles or are seeking to move into these areas in the future. Our course is also offered to professionals from within the creative industries with several years experience. A distance learning route enables students to study online and from their own homes/places of work.
We encourage students to work alongside others from related disciplines as well as undertaking subject specific modules in international fashion management.
Our specialist staff and research expertise in the department brings students into contact with a wide range of academic staff, many of whom have industry experience. All of our staff are research active and are involved in the events of our research centres. Students are welcome to participate in these wider research contexts as part of their studies with us at the University of Huddersfield. As part of the course you will be able to become a part of a relevant research centre within the School.
The overall aim of the course is to develop you as a Human Resource Manager in an international context and improve the quality of your professional knowledge, behaviour and values.
This course offers you a relevant blend of HR related topics; including a general introduction to the major aspects of HR, and related international issues such as managing diversity and inclusiveness, HR strategy and inter-cultural management. Specific modules include Managing People in Organisations, International Business Environment, HR Strategy, Research Methods and a dissertation.
You are encouraged to develop critical reflection and a range of skills and techniques specific to International Human Resource Management. The course will focus on the development of relevant personal and interpersonal skills, in preparation for a future professional career in people management in a global dynamic context.
Our innovative teaching methods include extensive case work in addition to seminars, tutorials and lectures. We encourage students to be highly independent learners. Modules can be based on individual work or group work, and all teaching and assessment is grounded in real life situations or live projects. We incorporate guest speakers and the development of your professional management skills is also a priority.