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English with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

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**- Explore all aspects of English, with modules in literature, language and creative writing- Determine your direction of study and discover the areas that most fire your interest- Get a head start in the writing and publishing industries by teaming up with industry partners on live briefs and accredited work placements.- Give yourself the best chance to succeed and thrive, by developing your personal skills, awareness of resources and commitment to the subjectIf you’re passionate about all areas of English, then this course is for you. You will analyse an exciting variety of literary texts, discover the relationship between language and the world around you, and develop your creative voice in a range of genres and forms.**How you learn**On this course, you will be encouraged to think critically. You’ll respond to existing debates, develop a distinctive and confident writing voice and engage with the world through English language and literature. You'll be joining a welcoming academic and creative community that values your experience, perspective and contribution.During the foundation year, you will develop a good foundation of knowledge, to help you thrive in your University studies, but also the personal skills and awareness of resources that will help you manage your studies effectively and be self-motivatedYou learn through- specialist lectures, seminars, live brief projects and tutorials - an innovative range of assessments- small and large group sessions- creative problem solving- critical reflection- generating and pitching ideas- workshopping your writing- working with different audiences- live readings and performances- writing and sharing your work online and offline- field trips and writing retreats**Applied learningWork placements**In your second year, of the full degree, 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 have worked with local schools and local children’s charities to develop materials and resources. Many have also gained experience in industries like publishing, event design and public relations, and some have even started their own businesses. **Live projects**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 the foundation year, you will undertake a series of projects that respond to real-world debates.**Field trips** We run regular local, regional and international field trips at no additional cost such as writing retreats, festivals and theatre visits. These start right from the beginning of the foundation year and continue throughout your studies. 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 into the writing and publishing industries. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with leading researchers.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,415per year

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

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 48

Including 24 points from one A Level, BTEC or equivalent; prior learning options available for students that have been out of education for a number of years, but can show some commitment to the subject (e.g. evidence of some creative writing when applying to Creative Writing course).


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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Home to a globally diverse student community from 100 countries, Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Malaysia.
Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities collaborate on a range of research and teaching projects and study exchange programmes.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working, or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 100 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    103 51%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%



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