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BA (Honours) English Language

English Lang 2021
Year of Entry 2022/23
BA (Honours)

English Language

Full-time English

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


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: See fees section below
International/EU: £14,415 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? Q310
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

Course summary

  • Examine how structures of English language capture our attention, influence our opinions and reflect our identities.
  • Study diverse language contexts, from written narratives to everyday conversations, advertising and popular culture.
  • Take the Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL and qualify to teach English as a foreign language.
  • Apply your knowledge in professional contexts through placements and projects.

On this course you’ll analyse how language works and critique its role in structuring society. By focusing on contemporary social issues – such as sexuality, health and ethnicity – you’ll investigate the power of language and its potential to drive change.

 

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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.

You’ll join our welcoming and supportive academic community. Here your unique experiences, perspective and insights will be nurtured and valued by students and staff. You’ll get to collaborate with internationally-acclaimed scholars to investigate and reflect on the global role played by language.

You learn through

  • lectures which introduce you to subject material
  • workshops and seminars where you complete activities in smaller groups 
  • one-to-one meetings with your tutors 
  • live brief projects with partners 
  • an innovative range of assessments, such as workbooks, posters and digital material

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

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Jessica Mason
Senior Lecturer in English Language

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Applied learning

Work placements

Take advantage of 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.

As part of your second year, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with external partners, undertake a work placement or develop your own enterprise. Previous students have worked with local schools and 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 local, regional and international field trips at no extra cost, such as writing retreats, festivals and theatre visits. Students in previous years have visited the London Book Fair, as well as events in Montreal, Canada and Zagreb, Croatia. Some have also taken part in the Festival of Debate and attended the ZEE-Jaipur Literature Festival in London.

Networking opportunities 

Studying in Sheffield puts you at the heart of a vibrant cultural scene. We work with renowned festivals held in the city, such as Off the Shelf literary festival and Doc/Fest, an international documentary film festival. 

These events attract literary agents, publishers and high profile writers. Past students have volunteered as delegates – gaining experience working at the festivals while growing their professional network. Plus our innovative masterclass programmes at the events will give you a headstart in the writing and publishing industries.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work with leading researchers. We have a strong network of graduates – and we 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 will have access to

  • the Humanities Lounge – an open space with flexible desks, large screens, laptop library, individual and collaborative workspaces, and a shared kitchen
  • a wide range of learning resources, including access to an extensive collection of specialist books, databases and journals – as well as a digital collection of video and audio recordings of plays and performances to complement your reading

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

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: Style And Interpretation 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 fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, 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 2022/23 is £14,415 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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How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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