University of Sheffield

91-100 th
World Reputation Rankings 2011
104 th
World University Rankings 2018
Western Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 2TN, United Kingdom

English Literature

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.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Sheffield
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £16,800