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English Literature with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

University of Sheffield

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Foundation year

The foundation year of this programme provides students with non-standard entry qualifications a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study in the School of English. On successful completion of the foundation year, students will progress to BA English Literature.

The foundation year to this degree is carefully designed to build your confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide the subject specific knowledge essential for success. You will study within the Department for Lifelong Learning, where we have nearly forty years’ experience working with adult learners, helping them to unlock their potential to succeed at degree-level study.

Course description

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.

Careers

The academic aptitude and personal skills that you develop on your degree will make you highly prized by employers, whatever your chosen career path after university:

- Excellent oral and written communication
- Independent working
- Time management and organisation
- Planning and researching written work
- Articulating knowledge and understanding of texts, concepts and theories
- Leading and participating in discussions
- Negotiation and teamwork
- Effectively conveying arguments and opinions and thinking creatively
- Critical reasoning and analysis.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 18,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

Applications from non-mature applicants will only be considered where the applicant has not been in recent, full time, post-16 education or they have experienced extenuating circumstances which have had demonstrable impact on their level 3 achievements, evidenced through a completed DLL disrupted studies form.

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University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    28th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

As a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, the university has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2020) Sheffield offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.
Located in the centre of the UK in a friendly and affordable city, the university has more than 29,000 students from over 150 different countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 106 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    148 72%

    24th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    79 79%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    49th

    1

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