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English Lang 2021
Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

English Language

Course in clearing
Full-time English

Explore the status and uses of English in the world today — and tailor the course to your interests.

Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2021. Call us now on 0330 024 6390.

Find out how you'll learn this year.


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? 72 UCAS points through clearing
What is the UCAS code? Q310
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Learn about the power and potential of English in global contexts.
  • Develop your own critical thinking, analysis and writing skills.
  • Apply your knowledge in professional contexts, taking part in live briefs, placements and projects with external partners.

 You'll expand your knowledge  of the fascinating ways that language works, exploring its role in shaping our understanding and experience. You'll be introduced to a wide variety of tools and techniques that you can use to understand how language is used to socialise, communicate and persuade, while developing your own professional profile.


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How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

Our team of experts will support your learning as you explore language and its relationship to a wide range of issues, including education, globalisation, identity, social justice and power. You'll become an active part of a welcoming academic community that values your experience, perspective and contribution. Our network of contacts will help you make professional connections and gain experience you can use  in real-world contexts.

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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Jessica Mason
Senior Lecturer in English Language

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Dr David Peplow
Senior Lecturer in English Language

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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.

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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 

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

Entry requirements

All students

72 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

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'.


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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Decolonising English Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Describing Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: How To Be A Linguist Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Language In Social Context Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Linguistic Creativity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Rethinking Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Ideas Into Action Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Digital Communications 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: Identity And Power Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Language And Style Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Talk And Interaction Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

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