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- 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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
Our students have gone on to exciting careers in
- the creative industries
- marketing, communications and media
- local and regional government
- the charity sector
- 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.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
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
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.
- 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'.
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.
|Module: Books Matter: Literature And Material Culture||Credits: 40||
|Module: Local To Global: Literary Explorations||Credits: 40||
|Module: Reading Communities||Credits: 40||
|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||
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Literature Research Project||Credits: 40||
|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
Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/2023 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.
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.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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, 753.1KB)
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