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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary

  • Explore all aspects of English, with modules in literature, language and creative writing
  • Determine your direction of study and discover the areas that most fire your interest
  • Get a head start in the writing and publishing industries by teaming up with industry partners on live briefs and accredited work placements.
  • Give yourself the best chance to succeed and thrive, by developing your personal skills, awareness of resources and commitment to the subject
If you’re passionate about all areas of English, then this course is for you. You will analyse an exciting variety of literary texts, discover the relationship between language and the world around you, and develop your creative voice in a range of genres and forms. 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. On this course, you will be encouraged to think critically. You’ll respond to existing debates, develop a distinctive and confident writing voice and engage with the world through English language and literature. You'll be joining a welcoming academic and creative community that values your experience, perspective and contribution. During the foundation year, you will develop a good foundation of knowledge, to help you thrive in your University studies, but also the personal skills and awareness of resources that will help you manage your studies effectively and be self-motivated You learn through
  • specialist lectures, seminars, live brief projects and tutorials
  • an innovative range of assessments
  • small and large group sessions
  • creative problem solving
  • critical reflection
  • generating and pitching ideas
  • workshopping your writing
  • working with different audiences
  • live readings and performances
  • writing and sharing your work online and offline
  • field trips and writing retreats
**Applied learning Work placements** In your second year, of the full degree, 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. Live projects 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 the foundation year, you will undertake a series of projects that respond to real world debates. Field trips We run regular local, regional and international field trips at no additional cost such as writing retreats, festivals and theatre visits. These start right from the beginning of the foundation year and continue throughout your studies. 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 into 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


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 Module Talent Accelerator 120 Year 2 Module Craft And Form 40 Describing Language 20 Linguistic Creativity 20 Local To Global: Literary Explorations 40 Year 3 Module Ideas Into Action 40 Imagined Futures: Literature, Time And Hope 20 What's The Story? Long And Short Fiction 20 Module A Fine Line: Poetry And Poetics 20 Exploring Second Language Learning 20 Foreign Language 20 Foundation Studies In Tesol 20 Style And Interpretation 20 Talk And Interaction 20 The Literature Of Things 20 Year 4 Module Placement Year - Final year Module Changing Lives: Literature And Social Movements 20 Counter-Culture And Creativity 20 Creative Writing Major Project 40 Exploring English Education 20 Foreign Language 20 Language, Learning And Wellbeing 20 Language Research Project 40 Life On Earth: Writing And Environment 20 Literature Research Project 40 Make It New: Experimental Writing 20 Reading And The Mind 20 Revealing Gender 20 Tesol Classroom Teaching And Reflection 20 The Ends Of The Earth: Literature And The Anthropocene 20 The Spectacular City: Exploring Urban Spaces 20 Writing For Change: Writing And Advocacy 20 Writing For Young People 20

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

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Additional entry requirements


Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2021 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

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English with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS