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English Language

Entry requirements


At least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or English Literature at grade C or 4

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example: BBC at A Level. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

English language

Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.
Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.

**Course summary**
- Examine how structures of English language capture our attention, influence our opinions and reflect our identities.

- Study diverse language contexts, from written narratives to everyday conversations, advertising and popular culture.

- Take the Trinity College London Certificate in TESOL and qualify to teach English as a foreign language.

- Apply your knowledge in professional contexts through placements and projects.

On this course you’ll analyse how language works and critique its role in structuring society. By focusing on contemporary social issues – such as sexuality, health and ethnicity – you’ll investigate the power of language and its potential to drive change.

**How you learn**
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

You’ll join our welcoming and supportive academic community. Here your unique experiences, perspective and insights will be nurtured and valued by students and staff. You’ll get to collaborate with internationally-acclaimed scholars to investigate and reflect on the global role played by language.

You learn through

- lectures which introduce you to subject material

- workshops and seminars where you complete activities in smaller groups

- one-to-one meetings with your tutors

- live brief projects with partners

- an innovative range of assessments, such as workbooks, posters and digital material

**Applied learning
Work placements**

Take advantage of 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.

As part of your second year, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with external partners, undertake a work placement or develop your own enterprise. Previous students have worked with local schools and 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 local, regional and international field trips at no extra cost, such as writing retreats, festivals and theatre visits. Students in previous years have visited the London Book Fair, as well as events in Montreal, Canada and Zagreb, Croatia. Some have also taken part in the Festival of Debate and attended the ZEE-Jaipur Literature Festival in London.

**Networking opportunities**

Studying in Sheffield puts you at the heart of a vibrant cultural scene. We work with renowned festivals held in the city, such as Off the Shelf literary festival and Doc/Fest, an international documentary film festival.

These events attract literary agents, publishers and high profile writers. Past students have volunteered as delegates – gaining experience working at the festivals while growing their professional network. Plus our innovative masterclass programmes at the events will give you a headstart in the writing and publishing industries.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work with leading researchers. We have a strong network of graduates – and we encourage you to connect with partners outside of the university to give you the best career opportunities possible.

Modules

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Decolonising English 20
Describing Language 20
How To Be A Linguist 20
Language In Social Context 20
Linguistic Creativity 20
Rethinking Language 20

Year 2
Compulsory modules
Ideas Into Action 40
Elective modules
Digital Communications 20
Exploring Second Language Learning 20
Foreign Language 20
Foundation Studies In Tesol 20
Identity And Power 20
Language And Style 20
Talk And Interaction 20

Year 3
Optional modules
Placement Year

Final year
Compulsory modules
Language Dissertation 40
Elective modules
Exploring English Education 20
Foreign Language 20
Law Clinic 20
Politeness 20
Reading And The Mind 20
Revealing Gender 20
Tesol Classroom Teaching And Reflection 20

Assessment methods

Coursework

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
£14,415
per year
International
£14,415
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

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.

80%
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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

80%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
68%
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

£23k

£23k

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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