Sheffield Hallam University

English Sheffield Hallam University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Explore all aspects of English including literature, language and creative writing, with opportunities to specialise and determine the direction of your degree.

• Study modules of English that interest you in literature, language and creative writing.
• Explore a range of literary texts, genres, theoretical practices, and writing techniques.
• Develop your skills through learning a language or studying abroad.

If you wish to explore all avenues of English study, including literature, creative writing and language, then this course is for you. You can develop your intellectual curiosity, your creativity, your unique voice and discover those areas that most fire your interest.

How you learn

You will be taught by specialist researchers in literary and linguistic studies and a distinguished team of poets, novelists, and scriptwriters.

You will develop your skills in communication, analysis, evaluation, problem-solving and creativity, while working on real-life projects to increase your confidence and employability.

You may choose to further develop your skills and interests through study abroad, work-based projects and foreign language study. You also have the option of studying to teach English to speakers of other languages.

You learn through:

• large-group interactive teaching sessions
• seminars and tutorials
• creative writing workshops
• drama workshops
• podcasts
• film screenings
• independent study
• work-based modules

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a work-placement in the second year of your course, giving you great opportunities to apply the skills acquired on the degree in a working environment. This gives you the chance to enhance your employability profile by gaining professional experience from a range of potential areas which have included literary editing, feature journalism, education, and publicity.

Project hosts have included Grimm & Co, National Trust, Red Velvet Baking Co, Sheffield Hallam Marketing and Eckington School.

Field trips

We offer a variety of ways for you to experience the subject beyond the classroom. These include theatre trips to see productions of key dramatic works studied on the course, as well as visits to a variety of museums, exhibitions, workshops, and screenings.

Dissertation/major project

Throughout your third year, you have the opportunity to put into practice the skills you will have been acquiring in critical thinking, writing, and independent study by developing a research or writing project in an area of your choosing. Working under an academic supervisor, you will produce a study on a literary or linguistic topic or a project that showcases your creative work. This will enable you to develop and demonstrate skills in time management, self-motivation, problem solving, and self-evaluation by planning and managing your project through to completion.

Networking opportunities

We run a number of events where you can perform and publish your work, such as our regular open mic nights. Our students also have the chance to get involved in Sheffield's annual literary festival Off the Shelf and engage with a range of local businesses and organisations. Our regular masterclass series also gives you chance to learn from guest writers.

This course prepares you for a career in:

• marketing
• copywriting
• teaching
• research
• the civil service
• administration
• youth work
• recruitment
• journalism
• publishing

Students often go on to take postgraduate qualifications in teaching, social work and law, English language, literature and writing.

Course details


Year 1 compulsory modules
Describing Language - 20 credits
Epic Transformations - 20 credits
Introduction To Critical Theory - 20 credits
Writing Prose And Poetry - 20 credits
Writing Yourself: Theory, Practice And Creativity - 20 credits

Year 1 elective modules
Creative Language Awareness - 20 credits
Foreign Language - 20 credits

Year 2 compulsory modules
Language And Style - 20 credits
Shakespearean Drama - 20 credits
Story And Narrative - 20 credits

Year 2 elective modules
Adapting For The Screen - 20 credits
Creative Writing - Poetry - 20 credits
Creative Writing For Young People - 20 credits
Crossing Over: Power, Death And Desire - 20 credits
Dark Fictions: Deception, Detection And Death - 20 credits
Exchange Student Project - 20 credits
Exploring Second Language Learning - 20 credits
Foundation Studies In Tesol - 20 credits
Language, Identity & Power - 20 credits
Literature Of The Eighteenth Century And Romantic Period - 20 credits
London: Literary And Historical Perspectives 1728-1914 - 20 credits
Multicultural And Intercultural Communication - 20 credits
Poetry And Poetics - 20 credits
Sociolinguistics - 20 credits
The Gothic - 20 credits
Work-Based Project - 20 credits
Writing And Environment - 20 credits
Writing For Children - 20 credits

Final year elective modules
Censorship, Conflict And Scandal - 20 credits
Contemporary Fiction - 20 credits
Creative Careers - 20 credits
Creative Writing Major Project - 40 credits
Experimental Writing - 20 credits
Exploring English Education - 20 credits
Foreign Language - 20 credits
Identity And The Body - 20 credits
In Darkest England: Fiction At Work 1880-1915 - 20 credits
Language And Gender - 20 credits
Language Dissertatio - 40 credits
Language, Learning And Wellbeing - 20 credits
Literature Dissertation - 40 credits
Pirates, Knights And Aliens: Insiders And Outsiders In Renaissance England - 20 credits
Politeness - 20 credits
Reading And The Mind - 20 credits
Representing Modernity 1900-2000: Modernism, Realism, Postmodernism - 20 credits
Science Fiction And Fantasy - 20 credits
Tesol Classroom Teaching And Reflection - 20 credits
Work-Based Project - 20 credits

Assessment method

Coursework and exams

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 Q300
Institution code S21
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 80 points 80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.
Access to HE Diploma At least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English at grade C or 4.

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English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 With a minimum score of 5.5 in all skills.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,250 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

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

Provider information

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Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus
Howard Street
S1 1WB

Clearing contact details


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