Undergraduate degrees in English
2013 Entry Requirements
Our courses are now open and we welcome applications for the 2013-14 academic year. For this year's Entry Requirements, please visit the Entry Requirements page.
More choices, great courses
As one of the UK's largest English departments we can offer a wide range of module topics across our degrees. Chaucer's comic tales; film; modern Irish; teaching English to non-English speakers; the use of dialect in songs; creative writing; techniques of theatre production; Renaissance literature; genre; language and power... and many others.
Our 45 academic staff are among the best in the field. They're renowned for innovative research and leading pioneering work with local communities. And they're passionate and dedicated teachers – who believe learning happens when staff and students collaborate.
English Literature students will graduate with an impressive array of skills which are prized in many professions. To see what School of English students do after graduating please visit our Careers page.
A sense of community: around the department...
For a large department we have a strong sense of community. After lectures and seminars there's always time to chat with staff informally. If you need support with any academic issue, or there's anything else worrying you, your personal tutor will be there to help throughout your time with us.
Or you and other students could join up with your tutors to put on a play, edit a creative writing journal, or visit a theatre or exhibition.
Then sign up with the student-run English Society and enjoy an amazing range of social and cultural events. Poetry readings, pub quizzes, Scrabble contests, football, netball, club nights and city trips away and abroad. It's another way to form friendships and widen your horizons.
...and across the city
Some people see universities as cloistered and closed off from the public. At Sheffield we think universities should get their hands dirty and play an active role in their community. Staff and students from the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics work with people and organisations right across our beautiful city.
We've inspired local schoolchildren with visits from our students and professor of poetry Simon Armitage (pictured below). We run our own festival of music and poetry. We've given a stage to refugee musicians and helped women steelworkers from World War II tell their life stories. Every year there are new events, new ideas, new ways of enriching the life of our city and the study of English literature and language.
Join us and be a part of it. Make your degree mean something special.
Passionate, innovative, forward-looking – that's the School of English at Sheffield. If that's you too, study with us.