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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

English Language

Full-time English

Explore the theories of language and how these are applied in the real world.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,250 per year
How long will I study? 3 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? Q310
When do I start? September

Student satisfaction

This course scored 94% for overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Become skilled in spoken language studies, written text analysis, and applied language study.
  • Choose to study a foreign language at all levels of study.
  • Increase your employability through work placements.

Learn how language is used to socialise, communicate and persuade, and consider the language of literary and non-literary texts. You can choose to gain an internationally recognised initial English language teaching qualification, opening up opportunities to work anywhere in the world.

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Watch student Ellie Wright talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Dr Harriet Earle talk about our English courses

You develop your skills in communication, analysis, evaluation and problem-solving through dialogue with experts in linguistics and your peers. You develop your preferred areas of study research skills before undertaking an independent research project in your final year.

You learn through

  • large-group interactive teaching sessions
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • tutorials
  • podcasts
  • field trips
  • work placements
  • independent study

Course leaders and tutors

Dr David Peplow
Dr David Peplow
Senior Lecturer in English Language

David teaches and research in English Language and Linguistics. He teaches on various undergraduate modules and also teach students at Masters level. He supervises f … Read more

Applied learning

Work experience

You will have the opportunity to arrange work placements as part of your second year and third year study on the course. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

Live projects

In your second year you will undertake a work-based project, typically involving in engaging in volunteering or a work placement and reflecting on the role that language performs in this activity. Students have worked with Every Sheffield Child Articulate and Literate (ESCAL), Portland Work, Freeman College, Sheffield Hallam's business incubation unit the Hatchery, Sheffield Children's Hospital, SHU Life magazine, Heeley City Farm, Grimm and Co and Byron Wood Primary School. You can also choose to study abroad for one semester at one of our partner universities.

Field trips

Students in English have visited areas of interest such as London's Globe Theatre, Sheffield's Crucible Theatre and country houses including Brodsworth Hall near Doncaster.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • speech and language therapy
  • marketing
  • copywriting
  • teaching
  • research
  • the civil service
  • youth work
  • recruitment consultancy
  • journalism

Students often go on to take postgraduate qualifications in speech and language therapy, teaching, and English language.

Some of our recent graduates are working in

  • speech and language therapy
  • graduate retail management
  • PR in fashion (Topman)
  • graduate university internships
  • travelling the world teaching English as a foreign language
  • marketing administration

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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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 at 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 also 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 will also be 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

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Describing Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: English As A World Language:Past, Present And Future Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Language And Communication Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Language In Social Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Writing Yourself: Theory, Practice And Creativity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Creative Language Awareness Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: English In The World Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Language And Style Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Language In Use Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Exchange Student Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Exploring Second Language Learning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundation Studies In Tesol Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Language, Identity & Power Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Multicultural And Intercultural Communication Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Sociolinguistics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Language Dissertation Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Digital Communication Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Exploring English Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Language And Gender Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Language, Learning And Wellbeing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Politeness Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Reading And The Mind Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Tesol Classroom Teaching And Reflection Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Work-Based Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.

† 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 students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.

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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.

Additional costs for English courses (PDF)

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