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
Wide-ranging, flexible, and rewarding, English Literature degrees at Sheffield develop your critical and ethical thinking, and inspire your creative imagination. We ask that you remain attentive to your reading and viewing, and that you think deeply, and with patience. We will encourage your critical thinking, powers of articulation, and creativity. You will have the opportunity to study film, poetry, fiction, drama, and creative writing. We teach literary cultures from Old English to the twenty-first century in a department dedicated to award-winning teaching, world-leading research, and innovative public engagement activities. Our core modules are designed to help you reimagine the ways in which you can read, comprehend and critique poetry and prose. You will study major periods and writers in English literature from the Renaissance through the Restoration, the 18th century, Romanticism, Modernism and on to the contemporary. We offer a vast array of option modules, which may focus on a single author, genre, literary movement or theme. Outside the degree there are hundreds of ways in which we help you develop your interests, insights and critical faculties. We are rightly famous for our pioneering work with local communities through projects such as Storying Sheffield. Our graduates go on into a wide range of careers. Teaching is a popular option for those who want to make direct use of their subject knowledge. Others apply the transferable skills they have acquired in many different sectors. Their job titles include Radio Presenter, Charity Administrator, Copywriter, Language Assistant, Marketing Officer, and Parliamentary Researcher.
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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