Course details

A Levels AAB Other entry requirements
UCAS code QV31
Duration 3 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects English Literature History

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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

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

The study of history and English language or literary cultures (including theatre, film and creative writing) as part of a dual degree provides you with a complementary set of skills to comprehend and elucidate the literary qualities of historical texts (ambiguity, style, figurative language), the historical context of literary texts, as well as the developments that contributed to the evolution of the English Language. English and History are mutually supportive subjects, providing distinct but corresponding methodologies for a deep understanding and rigorous analysis of the processes of historical change, and the cultures that reflect, and encourage, that change.

Each department has research strengths from the Early Modern period through to the present day, including knowledge of American history and culture.

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 AAB typically including History or Classical Civilisation
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB typically including History or Classical Civilisation + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 34, typically with 6 in Higher Level History or Classical Civilisation
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject typically in combination with B in A Level History
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 typically including History or Classical Civilisation
Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAABB + AB typically in History or Classical Civilisation
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B + AA typically including History or Classical Civilisation
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • Applicants not presenting 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.

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 14%
Independent study 86%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 25%
Coursework 68%
Practical 7%

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

Department of History

Study with us and you'll get a taste of hands-on history, with practical experience and opportunities for work placements and volunteering.

Our courses are about opening your eyes to the world and all its possibilities. Whatever your chosen career, we can help you to develop the intellectual skills you'll need to succeed.

There's a maximum of 12 people in your seminars during the first year- so you'll get to share ideas in a close and supportive environment. When it comes to doing your dissertation, you'll have individual support from one of your tutors. You'll build a close working relationship with your personal tutor who will help you to settle in and reach your full potential.

Department of History 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


Dr Amber Regis explains what you can study and discover at the School of English.



"I came on an Open Day and fell in love with this University and Sheffield. This department is always quite good in the league tables so it's a great place to do history."

Sarah Bramham
History

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