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English Language

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

72

72 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2021

Subject

English language

**Course summary**
- Learn about the power and potential of English in global contexts.

- Develop your own critical thinking, analysis and writing skills.

- Apply your knowledge in professional contexts, taking part in live briefs, placements and projects with external partners.

You'll expand your knowledge of the fascinating ways that language works, exploring its role in shaping our understanding and experience. You'll be introduced to a wide variety of tools and techniques that you can use to understand how language is used to socialise, communicate and persuade, while developing your own professional profile.

**How you learn**
Our team of experts will support your learning as you explore language and its relationship to a wide range of issues, including education, globalisation, identity, social justice and power. You'll become an active part of a welcoming academic community that values your experience, perspective and contribution. Our network of contacts will help you make professional connections and gain experience you can use in real-world contexts.

You learn through

- specialist workshops, lectures, seminars, live brief projects and tutorials

- an innovative range of assessments

- small and large group sessions

- creative problem solving

- critical reflection

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**

On this course, you’ll get regular opportunities to showcase your knowledge and skills to our industry and community partners. You’ll work independently and in teams throughout your studies, bringing your ideas to life in response to real briefs.

In your second year, you’ll raise your professional profile through a placement module. You’ll have the chance to collaborate with external partners, undertake a work placement or develop your own enterprise.

Previous students on this course have worked with local schools and local children’s charities to develop materials and resources. Many have also gained experience in industries such as publishing, event design and public relations, and some have even started their own businesses.

**Field trips**

We run regular local, regional and international field trips at no additional cost such as writing retreats, festivals and theatre visits. Students in previous years have visited London Book Fair, as well as events in Montreal, Canada and Zagreb, Croatia. They also took part in the Festival of Debate, Doc/Fest film festival and Off the Shelf literature festival, and attended the ZEE-Jaipur Literature Festival in London.

**Networking opportunities**

We work with renowned festivals such as Off the Shelf and Doc/Fest and bring literary agents, publishers and high profile writers to Sheffield to work with our students. You can take part in networking events and masterclasses, giving you a head start in the writing and publishing industries.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work with leading researchers. We have a strong alumni network and will encourage you to connect with partners outside of the University, to give you the best career opportunities possible.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
**Year 1**
Compulsory modules
Creative Language Awareness 20
Describing Language 20
Language And Communication 20
Language In Social Context 20
Writing Yourself: Theory, Practice And Creativity 20
Elective modules
English As A World Language:Past, Present And Future 20
Foreign Language 20
**Year 2**
Compulsory modules
English In The World 20
Language And Style 20
Language In Use 20
Module Credits Assessment
Exchange Student Project 20
Exploring Second Language Learning 20
Foreign Language 20
Foundation Studies In Tesol 20
Language, Identity & Power 20
Multicultural And Intercultural Communication 20
Sociolinguistics 20
**Final year**
**Compulsory modules**
Language Dissertation 40
Digital Communication 20
Exploring English Education 20
Foreign Language 20
Language And Gender 20
Language, Learning And Wellbeing 20
Politeness 20
Reading And The Mind 20
Tesol Classroom Teaching And Reflection 20
Work-Based Project 20

Assessment methods

• Coursework
• Practical
• Exams

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,995
per year
International
£13,995
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

88%
med
English language

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English language

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

75%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
93%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
24%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Customer service occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

English studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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