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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Gain expertise in a wide variety of English topics.
  • Learn from an expert team of researchers and practising writers.
  • Choose your direction of study and discover the topics that fire your interest the most.
  • Team up with professionals and apply your skills in placements and projects.
This is an exciting opportunity to study all three areas of English. You’ll debate a dynamic variety of literary texts, explore the relationship between language and society, and develop your creative voice across a range of genres. If you’re enthusiastic about all areas of English, then this is the course for you. 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. Join a friendly and welcoming academic and creative community. You’ll be supported by expert researchers and a distinguished team of practising writers – including poets, novelists and scriptwriters – who all value and nurture your unique insights and perspectives. As you progress, you can choose to specialise in one of the disciplines or continue to combine all three. You learn through
  • lectures on specialist topics
  • critical debates in seminars
  • writing workshops
  • one-to-one meetings with staff
  • group work
  • innovative assessments, projects and briefs
  • live readings and special events
**Applied learning Work placements** We’re committed to giving you the experience and confidence you need to take your skills and knowledge beyond the classroom. You can gain professional experience in your second year by collaborating with external partners or undertaking a work placement. Previous students have worked with local schools and children’s charities to develop materials and resources. Many have also gained experience in publishing, journalism, event design and public relations – with some even starting their own businesses. You can also work towards the Trinity College London TESOL certificate as part of your course credit. This internationally-recognised qualification allows you to teach English as a foreign language, while gaining valuable classroom and lesson planning experience at the same time. Live projects You’ll have opportunities to work with our industry and community partners. You can work independently and in teams – bringing your ideas to life with real-world project briefs. 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 will give you a headstart in the writing and publishing industries. We also 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.


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 Craft And Form 40 Describing Language 20 Linguistic Creativity 20 Local To Global: Literary Explorations 40 Year 2 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 3 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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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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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)6.5If 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

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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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Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

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