English Literature BA (Hons)
We seek to foster your love of literature from Old English to the 21st century, so you graduate with a real understanding and appreciation of the subject area. You'll have the opportunity to study modules that encompass the range of literary arts, including poetry, prose, film, theatre, and creative writing, as well as to engage with diverse texts from all over the world, both in English and in translation.

Our core module in the first year, Renaissance to Revolution, is the starting point for the chronological study of literature which is central to our Sheffield degree. You'll be able to choose from a wide selection of optional modules, including Studying Theatre, Introduction to Cinema, Creative Writing and Early Englishes. As well as representing the varied areas of study available within the School, all first year modules provide degree-level study skills to help you expand your knowledge and develop as a scholar.

In your second year, your core modules build on the experience of year one, completing the chronological spine to your degree and equipping you with complex critical and theoretical approaches to unlock the study of English literary cultures in all their forms. There are also options to extend your core studies, which can be based on single authors, genres or literary movements, reflecting the cutting-edge of research.

There are no core requirements in your final year. You choose from modules based on research-led teaching and will engage in focused, in-depth work with tutors who are experts in their field. You'll also have the opportunity to complete a final year dissertation on a topic of your own choice, with the support of dedicated supervisor.

Throughout your degree, you'll be studying in an envirnoment dedicated to high-quality teaching, world-leading research, and innovative public engagement. Outside your degree programme there are also many ways in which we can help you develop your interests, insights and critical faculties.
BA (Hons) Award
Study Mode
3 years Duration
Q306 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

AAB, typically including an Arts and Humanities subject

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