What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Applicants not presenting English Language, English Literature or English Language & Literature may still be considered where relevant interest and experience in the literary arts (including film) can be demonstrated. (English Language or English Literature or English - Language & Literature).
Relevant subject area required.
Relevant subject area required.
6 points in English at Higher Level.
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.
% applicants receiving offers93%
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
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
Year 1: Introduction to advanced literary studies; practical stylistics; the sounds of English; the structure of English; history of English; Shakespeare and renaissance drama; varieties of English. Year 2: 'a field of dreams': American culture and sports; a sense of place: local and regional identity; American dissent; art and tradition; British theatre from 1945 to 1968; Chaucer's comic tales; classical hollywood: history and practice; contemporary poetry; creating poetry: craft and imagination; criticism and literary theory; devising performance; dramaturgy; European gothic; introduction to old English; introduction to post-colonial literatures in English; Irish writing 1899-1929; language and power; language politics and language policy; lexicology; love and death: the films of Woody Allen; magic realist fiction; morphology; old English: language, texts and culture; phonetics; reception and contexts of theatre; renaissance literature; representing the holocaust; representing the holocaust; restoration and 18th century literature; road journeys in American culture: 1930-2000; roots-routes: 8 things to do with a text; satire and print in the eighteenth century; sociolinguistics; syntax 1; terrorism and modern literature; the history of persuasion; the romantic period; working class culture after 1900. Year 3: 'a field of dreams': American culture and sports; advanced stylistics; Afro-American literature 2: 1940 to the present; Afro-American literature to 1940; aids cultures; America and the avant-garde, 1950s-1990s; animal writes: beasts and humans in twentieth century literature; British theatre from 1968 to the present; Charles Dickens; coming out in novels: gay and lesbian fiction since 1945; contemporary literature; crime and transgression in romantic literature; criticism and literary theory 2; dialect in literature and song; dissertation; dissertation; dystopias/utopias; English folklore: language, literature and history; European silent cinema; full-year dissertation; generative approaches to language acquisition; history of linguistics; language and gender; language change; later modern English 1700-1945; literature of descent; modern Irish poetry; modern literature; multi-culturalism and the contemporary novel; phonology; semantics, pragmatics and discourse; South African literatures; special subject; syntax 3; syntax 3; teaching English to speakers of other languages; texts in contemporary performance; the novella and the uncanny; theories of language and literature; traditions of supernatural belief; Tudor English; uncanny film; Victorian literature; women, crime and justice; writing fiction; writing for radio; writing in enlightenment Britain, 1745 to 1796; writing the English civil war.
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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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
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