Course details

A Levels ABB Other entry requirements
UCAS code QR37
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Russian and Slavonic Studies English Literature Modern Languages Russian

Any questions?

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

As a dual honours student you'll take half your modules in the School of English and half in the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies. The many optional modules mean you can design your degree around your individual interests.

The dual or combined honours degree in Russian and English language literary cultures (including theatre, film and creative writing) offers you the opportunity to develop a comparative understanding of two of the world powers that have defined the contemporary world. The School of English includes research expertise on a continuous historical spectrum from the Middle Ages to the present day, and is global in its reach, including American, colonial and post-colonial literary cultures.

The Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies are a leading force in Russian and central and eastern European studies in the UK. Its research-led teaching includes a diverse range of historical and cultural contexts, including the avant-garde experiments of the revolutionary twentieth century, and the cultural ideology of the Cold War.

The dual or combined honours degree also allows you to study for a year in a Slavonic-speaking country. Studying for a dual or combined degree with a modern language is a great way to distinguish yourself in the eyes of employers, and to open up whole new possibilities for your future life, close to home or further afield.

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

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 ABB typically including a modern foreign language and typically including English Literature, English Language & Literature, or English Language*
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification BBB typically including a modern foreign language and typically including English Literature, English Language & Literature, or English Language* + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 33, typically with 6 in Higher Level modern foreign language
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject with 16 units at Distinction + typically an appropriate modern foreign language qualification and typically including English Literature, English Language & Literature, or English Language*
Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2 typically including a modern foreign language and typically including English Literature, English Language & Literature, or English Language
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AABBB+AB typically including a modern foreign language and typically including English Literature, English Language & Literature, or English Language
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A levels: B+AB typically including a modern foreign language and typically including English Literature, English Language & Literature, or English Language
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. If you are not studying a modern foreign language, the department will consider other evidence of aptitude for language learning (such as a languages GCSE or, for non-native speakers of English, an English language qualification)
  • General Studies is accepted
  • 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.

You can find out more by:

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 two single honours courses on which this dual degree is based. 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 23%
Coursework 57%
Practical 20%

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

Russian Studies

We're a vibrant, sociable department with a strong sense of community. You'll learn in small groups and quickly get to know your tutors.

All our language modules are taught by professional language instructors, many of them native speakers.

We host lectures by visiting speakers, screen East European film classics, and have active student-run societies.

Russian Studies 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



"I'm in love with Sheffield, it was definitely a good choice. Studying languages means I can pretty much go anywhere, meet people and have a conversation. It has opened up another world."

Samantha O'nion
Languages

Apply for this course

Make sure you've done everything you need to do before you apply:

How to apply >

When you're ready to apply, see the UCAS website:

ucas.com >

Contact us

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

Department website >

Visit us

University open days
There are four open days every year, usually in June, July, September and October. You can talk to staff and students, tour the campus and see inside the accommodation.

Book your place >

Applicant open days
If you've received an offer to study with us, we'll invite you to one of our applicant open days, which take place between November and April. These open days have a strong department focus and give you the chance to really explore student life here, even if you've visited us before.

Campus tours
Campus tours run regularly throughout the year, at 1pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Find out more and book a place online >