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University of Sheffield

English and Hispanic Studies

UCAS Code: QR34
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • English studies
  • Spanish studies
Student score
85% MED
77% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£17k MED
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

AAB including English Literature or English Language & Literature and either Spanish or another foreign language. Applicants not presenting English Literature or English Language & Literature may still be considered where relevant interest and experience in the literary arts (including film) can be demonstrated.

Scottish Highers
AAABB

AAABB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB including English Literature or English Language & Literature and either Spanish or another foreign language.

BTEC Diploma
DDD

in a relevant subject area with 16 units achieved at Distinction

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

in a relevant subject area with 16 units achieved at Distinction

International Baccalaureate
34

6 points required at Higher Level from English Literature or English Language & Literature and Spanish or another foreign language.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

Modules include: Introduction to advanced literary studies: prose fiction; introduction to advanced literary studies: poetry and drama; sounds of English; structure of English; varieties of English; history of English; introduction to linguistics. Portuguese beginners: language and culture 1 and 2 *; Catalan beginners: language and culture 1 and 2 *; promised lands; conformity and consensus; Hispanic film; nation and identity in the lusophone world; representations of the Hispanic world; Hispanic fiction; nation and identities in Latin America; the Spanish language: structure and use; intensive Portuguese 1 and ii; further Portuguese language and culture 1 and ii; intensive Catalan 1 and ii; dissertation; adaptations and transformations; civilisation and barbarism in Latin America; dictatorship, revolution and resistance; poetry in Spain and Latin America; popular and physical culture in the Hispanic world; the idea of the modern in Latin American fiction; theatre and performance culture; Barcelona â?? culture of the city; cultural crosscurrents in the lusophone world; gender and sexuality in the Hispanic world; political culture in the Hispanic world; questioning Spain; the media in Spain and Latin America; translation studies; history of the Spanish language; Portuguese advanced: language and culture 1 and ii; Portuguese advanced: language and culture iii and iv; Portuguese advanced: language and culture iv; Catalan advanced: language and culture 1 and ii.

University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

59%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
394 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
93% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

9%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2012, more than 12,000 students graduated with English degrees. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job as a doctor or nuclear physicist. There isn't a lot of difference in terms of outcomes between taking English language or English literature, so choose the one that suits you and don't worry about whether one is more likely to get you the job you want than the other. About one in five English graduates went into further study last year, and apart from further degrees in English, graduates were also likely to go onto teaching, law or publishing. All in all it's a flexible option – some even changed career direction entirely and took postgraduate courses in subjects like nursing or maths.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 85%
Student score 77% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

77%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
72% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
388 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

6%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

11%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's often said there's a shortage of modern language graduates, and graduates from Spanish courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. In 2012, just over 1,100 UK graduates got degrees in Spanish, and about one in five got jobs overseas – often as English teachers. If you want to put your degree to work in the UK, teacher training is a common option, and businesses see Spanish-speaking countries as important markets, leading to graduate opportunities in translation, finance, human resources and project management. But remember – whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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