What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
typically including English Literature, English Language & Literature, or English Language*
plus grade A in Advanced Scottish Higher typically including English Literature, English Language & Literature, or English Language*
typically including English Literature, English Language & Literature, or English Language*e plus AAABB in Scottish Highers.
in a relevant subject + grade A typically in A Level English Language, English Literature or English Language & Literature.
in a relevant subject with 16 units at Distinction.
typically with 6 in English Literature, English Language & Literature, or English Language*
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
Language and literature complement each other perfectly as areas of study. To investigate language is to explore the medium in which literature is written. To study literature is to develop a comprehension of cultural context that is invaluable in understanding language. Our degree offers you the opportunity to choose from a diverse array of modules ranging from sociolinguistics to satire, from language change to the contemporary novel, and from Old English to film theory. In this way you can experience a rich curriculum and benefit from the insights that both subject areas can provide. At the same time, all the compulsory modules on your course bring together ideas from the two sides of the degree - language and literature - to investigate the ways in which the two subjects are related. This means that, although the programme is broad, it is also fully integrated and students are able to see the connections between the different kinds of work they are doing from level one onwards. Studying both language and literature allows you to explore the full range of teaching offered in the School of English and ensures that you are prepared for a wide range of careers when you graduate. Our graduates are creative and self-motivating and have gone on to work in many different sectors. Some of their job titles include Media & Marketing Manager, Lead Practitioner of English, Speech & Language Therapist, Sports Development Officer and Media Relations Manager.
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.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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