What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
120 UCAS points from at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 40 points in English literature or English language or English language and literature combined. We accept AS levels. We accept general studies. Or 104 UCAS points from three A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications, including at least 40 points in English literature or English language or English language and literature combined. We accept general studies.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers95%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Explore the English language as it's used across the world on this well-established course. Learn how language is organised, how it works in practice in the real world – for example to socialise, interact and communicate – and how our use of language influences how we are perceived. Consider how the language of written texts, literary and non-literary, can persuade, entertain, and inform and you investigate the function of human communication and the relationship between spoken language and identity. Key areas of study include • the syntax, semantics and phonetics of the English language • how written texts, both literary and non-literary, are organised • how we use language to communicate and interact • how language varies according to context • how we construct our identity using language. By passing three teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) option modules, you can also gain the Trinity Certificate, which qualifies you to teach English abroad. How you learn You study different approaches to language and communication, giving you the skills to describe language at discourse, phonetic, syntactic and semantic levels. You also gain the advanced skills required to analyse spoken and written with expertise. In your final year you complete an independent dissertation, researching a language topic of your choice, supported by a specialist supervisor. As you study, you develop valuable transferable skills in areas such as data collection, transcription methods and advanced literacy, communication and planning skills. These are all highly valued by employers. Field trips enrich your learning, with recent visits to places of interest including • London's Globe Theatre • Sheffield's Crucible Theatre • country houses including Brodsworth Hall near Doncaster Our students also have the chance to get involved in Sheffield's annual Off the Shelf Festival of Words. Study abroad You have the opportunity to go on an international exchange during your second year of study, enabling you to experience another culture and improve your communication skills. Employers like to see these life experiences on a CV as they demonstrate independence, confidence and adaptability. Work experience In your second year you complete a work-based project. We work with you to find a placement in a working environment related to your career aspirations and your academic interests. This is a great opportunity to enhance your career prospects in a related area that inspires you. Project hosts and roles have included • Every Sheffield Child Articulate and Literate (ESCAL) – reading and talking volunteer • Portland Work – web review and journalism • Freeman College – language development support volunteer • Sheffield Hallam's business incubation unit the Hatchery – business start up • Sheffield Children’s Hospital – fundraising volunteer • SHU Life magazine – sports editor • Heeley City Farm – fundraising and events management • Byron Wood Primary School – TESOL group teaching for parents
**Year one**- • language and communication • language in social context • describing language • English as a world language: past, present and future • writing yourself: theory, practice and creativity • creative language awareness • modern foreign language **Year two**- • language in use • work based project • language and style • sociolinguistics • foundation studies in TESOL • language, identity and power • multicultural and intercultural communication • exploring second language learning TESOL • modern foreign language • international exchange • exchange student project • language and specialist cultural studies ULS **Year three**- • language dissertation • English and education • TESOL classroom teaching and reflection • language and gender • digital communication • politeness • language and psychology • modern foreign languages • work based project
Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.
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