Course details

A Levels AAB Other entry requirements
UCAS code Q306
Duration 3 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects English Literature

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Undergraduate admissions team
School of English
Telephone +44 (0) 114 222 0236
Email english.admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/english/undergraduate

School of English

1st for research environment
Research Excellence Framework 2014

Course description

We seek to foster your love of literature, film, and theatre, so you graduate with a real understanding and appreciation of the subject area. You'll be introduced to writing in English from the Renaissance to the present, and have the opportunity to participate in new research areas such as Animal Studies. We encourage you to widen your interests within the subject.

There are a variety of optional modules on offer led by leading researchers in the field. These may include: Representing the Holocaust; Performing Shakespeare; America in the 1960s; War on Screen; Literature & Nonsense; Afro-American Literature; Marx, Darwin, Freud. We also introduce you to the key methods of cultural analysis, and a broad historical sweep of literary periods in order to expand your enthusiasms. We have particular strengths in the Gothic, American cold war culture, Early Modern literature, and Victorian literature, amongst others. You can also take creative writing modules throughout the degree programme, as well as joining modules run by our colleagues in theatre.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB typically including English Literature, English Language & Literature, or English Language
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB typically including English Language, English Literature or English Language & Literature +B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject Evidence of interest in language and linguistics, demonstrated through the personal statement The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 34, typically with 6 in Higher Level English Literature, English Language & Literature, or English Language
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject with 16 units at Distinction
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 typically including English Language, English Literature or English Language & Literature
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher AAABB + A typically including English Language, English Literature or English Language & Literature
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B + AA typically including English Language, English Literature or English Language & Literature
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • Applicants not presenting English Language, English Literature or English Language & Literature may still be considered where relevant interest and experience in the literary arts (including film or media) can be demonstrated
  • International students need an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

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The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 16%
Independent study 84%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 22%
Coursework 77%
Practical 1%

School of English

Jessop West

We are a research intensive department with an international perspective on English studies across four distinct degree programmes. Students can specialise in their chosen degree, whilst also taking modules from different programmes, forging interdisciplinary connections about the ways in which humans use language.

Our staff are researchers, critics, and writers. They're also passionate, dedicated teachers who work tirelessly to ensure their students are inspired. We keep seminar groups small because we believe that's the best way to stimulate discussion and debate.

Our modules draw on a range of innovative assessments and can include designing websites, writing blog posts, and working with publishing software, in addition to writing essays and delivering presentations. We are committed to providing our students with the pastoral support they need in order to thrive in their degree.

All students are assigned a personal tutor with whom they have regular meetings. You are welcome to see any of the academic staff in our regular office hours, if there's anything you want to ask.

School of English website

What our graduates do

Our graduates are confident and articulate. They have highly developed communication skills, preparing them for a wide range of career paths, from information technology, to media and public relations, to marketing and advertising. Many of our students go on to postgraduate study, research, and an academic career.

Student profile


"I've always been pretty interested in language innovation and language use, and the degree can be related to the outside world. So we focus on, say, how texting and social media affect language."

Lewis Clarke
English

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