Sheffield Hallam University

801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2018
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2018
Howard Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1WB, United Kingdom

English Literature

You study the growth of English drama in the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and the turbulent 18th century, which began with the rise of the novel and culminated in the French revolution and the Romantics. Discover how the dark, repressed side of the period emerges in the gothic genre, and trace it through to the present day. Examine the impact of the Industrial Revolution and its representation in nineteenth-century literature, and how the problems and controversies of the twentieth century and beyond are probed by modules such as censorship, scandal and conflict and in darkest England’. In every module you find an inspiring range of possibilities to develop your own skills of analysis and critical interpretation. You also have options to learn a foreign language, or gain professional experience through work-based modules. You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme. **How you learn** You learn in a friendly, supportive and collaborative community of students and lecturers, and you receive one-to-one tutorial time as well as guidance from an academic adviser, so you’ll be fully supported throughout your time here. As you study, you develop valuable transferable skills including • writing extended prose • problem-solving • presenting immaculate copy to tight deadlines • communicating ideas in a clear and persuasive manner. We also support your development by encouraging you to pursue independent study projects. You could, for example, edit a Renaissance play, work with texts from our unique Readerships and Literary Cultures collection or produce a dissertation on authors or texts of special interest to you. We believe in expanding the horizons of our students. Throughout your degree course you will engage with culture both within and beyond the University. We are located in the heart of the city, in easy walking distance of the Crucible and Lyceum theatres and the Showroom cinema. Typical learning enrichment activities include student involvement in Sheffield’s annual Off the Shelf Festival of Words, visits to Sheffield theatres, and drama workshops by the 1623 Theatre Company. Recent field trips have also included • London's Globe Theatre • Doc Fest • country houses including Brodsworth Hall near Doncaster **Work experience and real world projects** You may complete a work-based or work-related project, gaining professional experience in areas such as literary editing, feature journalism or publicity and enhancing your employability. Project hosts and roles have included • ASSIST – events fundraising and awareness volunteer • Settle Stories – researcher and transcriber • Storying Sheffield – interviewer • Site Gallery – volunteer assistant • Venture Matrix Big Challenge Project – enterprise curriculum support **Study abroad** As part of your course, you can choose to study abroad in English at • University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland • Trent University, Ontario, Canada • Georgia Southern University, USA

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-24
  • Location
    Main Site,Sheffield
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £12,750
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Sheffield
  • Fees & Finances
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £12,750