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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

English Literature

Full-time English

Study prose, poetry and drama in their historical, cultural and theoretical contexts and acquire sophisticated skills in interpretation, criticism and analysis.


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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? Q320
When do I start? September

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Course summary

  • Explore a range of literature in many genres, from the Renaissance period to the present day.
  • Develop your skills of communication, analysis, evaluation, problem-solving and creativity.
  • Increase your employability through work placements and studying abroad.

This popular degree will develop your expertise in literary textual studies, and prepare you for your chosen career.

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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

The high quality, vibrant and and challenging learning and teaching methods you will encounter during the course are carefully designed to build confidence and independence as you progress from the first to the third year. With a range of professionally-orientated modules, including work-based projects, and foreign language electives at all levels of study, you will become a flexible and innovative graduate.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • tutorials and workshops
  • presentations
  • work-based projects
  • guided self-study

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

Live projects

You may complete a work-based or work-related project, gaining professional experience in areas such as literary editing, feature journalism or publicity and enhancing your employability. Project hosts have included ASSIST, Settle Stories, Storying Sheffield, Site Gallery and Venture Matrix Big Challenge Project.

In the second semester of your second year you can choose to study English abroad at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland, Trent University in Canada, University of Luxembourg, or Georgia Southern University in the USA.

Field trips

Throughout your degree course you will engage with culture both within and beyond the University. We are located in the heart of the city, in easy walking distance of the Crucible and Lyceum theatres and the Showroom cinema.

You can also get involved with Sheffield's annual Off the Shelf literary festival, visit Sheffield theatres and enjoy drama workshops by the 1623 Theatre Company. Recent field trips have also included London's Globe Theatre, Doc/Fest international documentary festival and country houses including Brodsworth Hall near Doncaster.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a variety of careers. Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work as a

  • marketer
  • copywriter
  • teacher
  • researcher
  • civil servant
  • administrator
  • youth worker
  • recruitment consultant
  • journalist

Students also often go on to take postgraduate qualifications in subjects as varied as teaching, social work, law, English literature and writing.

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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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • a wide range of texts and academic journals
  • a nationally and internationally acclaimed teaching team of creative writers and English literature and language scholars

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

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: Epic Transformations Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Critical Theory Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Literature Of War And Peace Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Space, Place And Identity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Writing Yourself: Theory, Practice And Creativity Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Film Narrative Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Crossing Over: Power, Death And Desire Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: English In The World Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Literature Of The Eighteenth Century And Romantic Period Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Shakespearean Drama Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Adapting For The Screen Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Literary Theory And Philosophy Of Literature Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: London: Literary And Historical Perspectives 1728-1914 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: The Gothic Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Writing For Children Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Literature Dissertation Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Censorship, Conflict And Scandal Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary Fiction Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Exploring English Education Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: In Darkest England: Fiction At Work Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Pirates, Knights And Aliens: Insiders And Outsiders In Renaissance England Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Representing Modernity 1900-2000: Modernism, Realism, Postmodernism 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.

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