University of Sheffield

English and History University of Sheffield Degree level: Undergraduate

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These two subjects complement each other in ways that will deepen your understanding of culture and historical change. You’ll learn the theory and methods of both disciplines before exploring topics that interest you in more depth. A long list of optional modules gives you plenty of scope to create the kind of course you want. Options in the School of English include creative writing and film studies.

The School of English at Sheffield plays a major role in the city’s cultural life. Our students get involved with theatre projects and organise literary festivals. The Department of History, where you will spend roughly half your time, is among the UK top three for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Our graduates tend to be good thinkers, good readers and good writers. They’re creative, self-motivating. They have an eye for detail and an ear for nuance. Their particular blend of transferable skills means they’re right at home in TV, radio, marketing, publishing and PR. Many become teachers. Others go into journalism or law via postgraduate study.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code QV31
Institution code S18
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB including History or Classical Civilisation and typically including English Literature, English Language & Literature, or English Language*
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD in a relevant subject with 16 units at Distinction plus B in A Level History
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
P: 0 credits
60 credits overall with Distinctions in 30 Level 3 credits,to include English Literature and History units.

Candidates not presenting Level 3 English Literature units may still be considered where relevant interest and experience in the literary arts (including film) can be demonstrated.
Scottish Higher AAABB in including History or Classical Civilisation and typically including English Language, English Literature or English Language & Literature*
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 including History or Classical Civilisation and typically including English Language, English Literature or English Language & Literature*
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points including 6 in Higher Level History or Classical Civilisation
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H1, H2 including History or Classical Civilisation and typically including English Language, English Literature or English Language & Literature*
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in a relevant subject + grade A including History or Classical Civilisation and typically including English Language, English Literature or English Language & Literature*

Applicants not presenting English Literature or English Language & Literature may still be considered where relevant interest and experience in the literary arts (including film or media) can be demonstrated. Grade A in an A Level in another subject still required.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA including History or Classical Civilisation and typically including English Language, English Literature or English Language & Literature* plus AAABB in Scottish Highers.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B plus grades AA in A-level including History or Classical Civilisation and typically including English Language, English Literature or English Language & Literature*

*Applicants without English Literature or English Language may be considered where relevant interest and experience in the subject can be demonstrated.

GCSE English at grade C or grade 4

Entry requirements for this course should be read alongside our Admissions policies which can be found at: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies

English Baccalaureate Policy
We do not require the English Baccalaureate for entry to our undergraduate degrees. For more details, please see our full policy statement which can be found at the following link: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/englishbacc

A Level reform in England: Practical skills are a crucial part of science education and the University of Sheffield will expect students to pass the practical element of any science A Level taken. Where applicants are applying for science and related degrees, this is likely to be made explicit in the offers they will receive. Please visit http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/policies/reform for further information on qualification reform.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £16,800 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Bursaries – max available £2,000 The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to all home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your entitlement for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. £0-£25,000 - £1,500 £25,001-£30,000 - £1,000 £30,001-£40,000 - £500. As well as the above you may be eligible for an additional £500 per year depending on your household income, postcode and grades. Check our Student Funding Calculator to see what you could get. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding Enhanced Bursaries – max available £4,500 If you are a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. Scholarships - The University of Sheffield offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check which scholarships you could be eligible for. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding Funding for EU students - The UK government has confirmed that EU students who start their course in September 2018 will continue to have access to student loans, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU

Provider information

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University of Sheffield
Western Bank
Sheffield
S10 2TN


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