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Sheffield Hallam University

English Literature

UCAS Code: Q320

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


At least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits from level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4

UCAS Tariff

112

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.

90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

English literature

•Explore a range of literature in many genres, from the Renaissance period to the present day.
•Develop your skills of communication, analysis, evaluation, problem-solving and creativity.
•Increase your employability through work placements and studying abroad.

This popular degree will develop your expertise in literary textual studies, and prepare you for your chosen career.

The high quality, vibrant and and challenging learning and teaching methods you will encounter during the course are carefully designed to build confidence and independence as you progress from the first to the third year. With a range of professionally-orientated modules, including work-based projects, and foreign language electives at all levels of study, you will become a flexible and innovative graduate.

You learn through
•lectures and seminars
•tutorials and workshops
•presentations
•work-based projects
•guided self-study

Applied learning

Live projects

You may complete a work-based or work-related project, gaining professional experience in areas such as literary editing, feature journalism or publicity and enhancing your employability. Project hosts have included ASSIST, Settle Stories, Storying Sheffield, Site Gallery and Venture Matrix Big Challenge Project.

In the second semester of your second year you can choose to study English abroad at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland, Trent University in Canada, University of Luxembourg, or Georgia Southern University in the USA.

Field trips

Throughout your degree course you will engage with culture both within and beyond the University. We are located in the heart of the city, in easy walking distance of the Crucible and Lyceum theatres and the Showroom cinema.

You can also get involved with Sheffield's annual Off the Shelf literary festival, visit Sheffield theatres and enjoy drama workshops by the 1623 Theatre Company. Recent field trips have also included London's Globe Theatre, Doc/Fest international documentary festival and country houses including Brodsworth Hall near Doncaster.

Modules

The modules for 2020/21 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2019/20.
Year 1
Compulsory modules

Module: Epic Transformations
Module: Introduction To Critical Theory
Module: Literature Of War And Peace
Module: Space, Place And Identity
Module: Writing Yourself: Theory, Practice And Creativity
Elective modules

Module: Film Narrative Credits: 20
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20
Year 2
Compulsory modules

Module: Crossing Over: Power, Death And Desire
Module: English In The World
Module: Literature Of The Eighteenth Century And Romantic Period
Module: Shakespearean Drama
Elective modules

Module: Adapting For The Screen
Module: Foreign Language
Module: Literary Theory And Philosophy Of Literature
Module: London: Literary And Historical Perspectives 1728-1914
Module: The Gothic
Module: Writing For Children
Final year
Compulsory modules

Module: Literature Dissertation
Elective modules

Module: Censorship, Conflict And Scandal
Module: Contemporary Fiction
Module: Exploring English Education
Module: Foreign Language
Module: In Darkest England: Fiction At Work
Module: Pirates, Knights And Aliens: Insiders And Outsiders In Renaissance England
Module: Representing Modernity 1900-2000: Modernism, Realism, Postmodernism
Module: Work-Based Project

Assessment methods

Coursework
Practical
Exams

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

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

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
English literature

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
14%
Customer service occupations
9%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

English literature

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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