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Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

English Literature

Full-time English

Foster your love of reading by studying an exciting range of classic and contemporary literatures. Shape the world around you through critical thinking and writing.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? Q320
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Discover how literature can make a difference in the world
  • Investigate the literature of different times and places
  • Learn how it shapes and is shaped by environments and social contexts
  • Develop your professional profile, applying your knowledge in live briefs, placements and projects with external partners.

You’ll develop fresh perspectives on reading, writing, analysing and learning, whilst gaining the skills you need to become career ready. 

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How you learn

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Our expert team will guide you through a wealth of prose, poetry and drama.You'll become an active part of a welcoming academic community, encountering literature from all walks of life.  Our network of professional contacts will help you make connections with real-world clients, and explore how critical thinking and creative problem solving prepares you to respond to and participate in the world around you.

You learn through

  • specialist workshops, lectures, seminars, live brief projects and tutorials 
  • an innovative range of assessments
  • small and large group sessions
  • creative problem solving
  • critical reflection

Course leaders and tutors

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Annaliese Connolly
Senior Lecturer

My main research interests are in early modern literature and culture - Shakespeare, the literature of the 'long 1590s' and the relationship between the theatre and … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

On this course, you’ll get regular opportunities to showcase your knowledge and skills to our industry and community partners. You’ll work independently and in teams throughout your studies, bringing your ideas to life in response to real briefs.

In your second year, you’ll raise your professional profile through a placement module. You’ll have the chance to collaborate with external partners, undertake a work placement or develop your own enterprise. 

Previous students on this course have worked with local schools and local children’s charities to develop materials and resources. Many have also gained experience in industries such as publishing, event design and public relations, and some have even started their own businesses. 


Field trips 

We run regular local, regional and international field trips at no additional cost such as writing retreats, festivals and theatre visits. Students in previous years have visited London Book Fair, as well as events in Montreal, Canada and Zagreb, Croatia. They also took part in the Festival of Debate, Doc/Fest film festival and Off the Shelf literature festival, and attended the ZEE-Jaipur Literature Festival in London.


Networking opportunities 

We work with renowned festivals such as Off the Shelf and Doc/Fest and bring literary agents, publishers and high profile writers to Sheffield to work with our students. You can take part in networking events and masterclasses, giving you a head start in the writing and publishing industries. 

You’ll also have the opportunity to work with leading researchers. We have a strong alumni network and will encourage you to connect with partners outside of the University to give you the best career opportunities possible.


Future careers

Our students have gone on to exciting careers in

  • the creative industries
  • marketing, communications and media
  • local and regional government
  • the charity sector
  • education
  • social work
  • postgraduate study and academia

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you have access to  

  • a wide range of learning resources, including an extensive collection of specialist books, databases and journals
  • co-working spaces with flexible desks, large screens, a laptop library, comfy seating and a shared kitchen

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

  • BBC at A Level.
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.

GCSE

  • English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4

• Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits from level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent

We consider other qualifications from the UCAS tariff.

We welcome applications from people of any age. Please contact us for further advice.

Meeting the qualifications on the entry criteria does not guarantee you a place. You should ensure that you submit a personal statement and reference as these are considered as part of the selection process. Guidelines on personal statements and references can be found on the UCAS website.

The evidence that you provide in your personal statement and references will influence whether you shortlisted, so please take the time to plan and complete your application form.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Books Matter: Literature And Material Culture Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Local To Global: Literary Explorations Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Reading Communities Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Being Human: Literature And Ethics Credits: 40
Module: Ideas Into Action Credits: 40
Module: Imagined Futures: Literature, Time And Hope Credits: 20
Module: The Literature Of Things Credits: 20

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Literature Research Project Credits: 40
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Changing Lives: Literature And Social Movements Credits: 20
Module: Counter-Culture And Creativity Credits: 20
Module: Imagined Communities: Nation And Narration Credits: 20
Module: Sensational Bodies Credits: 20
Module: The Ends Of The Earth: Literature And The Anthropocene Credits: 20
Module: The Spectacular City: Exploring Urban Spaces Credits: 20

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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