University of Sheffield
Wide-ranging, flexible, and rewarding, English Literature degrees at Sheffield develop your critical and ethical thinking, and inspire your creative imagination. We ask that you remain attentive to your reading and viewing, and that you think deeply, and with patience. We will encourage your critical thinking, powers of articulation, and creativity. You will have the opportunity to study film, poetry, fiction, drama, and creative writing. We teach literary cultures from Old English to the twenty-first century in a department dedicated to award-winning teaching, world-leading research, and innovative public engagement activities. Our core modules are designed to help you reimagine the ways in which you can read, comprehend and critique poetry and prose. You will study major periods and writers in English literature from the Renaissance through the Restoration, the 18th century, Romanticism, Modernism and on to the contemporary. We offer a vast array of option modules, which may focus on a single author, genre, literary movement or theme. Outside the degree there are hundreds of ways in which we help you develop your interests, insights and critical faculties. We are rightly famous for our pioneering work with local communities through projects such as Storying Sheffield. Our graduates go on into a wide range of careers. Teaching is a popular option for those who want to make direct use of their subject knowledge. Others apply the transferable skills they have acquired in many different sectors. Their job titles include Radio Presenter, Charity Administrator, Copywriter, Language Assistant, Marketing Officer, and Parliamentary Researcher.
Examples of optional modules Modules may include, but are not limited to: Memory and Narrative in Contemporary Literature; Exchanging Letters: Art and Correspondence in Twentieth-Century American Culture; Tales of the City; Analysis of Film; Animal Writes: Beasts and Humans in 20th and 21st Century Fiction; White Like Me; Rocket-State Cosmology; The Rise of the Gothic.
Students will be assessed on essays, coursework and a 15,000-word dissertation.
There are a number of studentships and fee bursaries available, funded by the University. Deadlines for funding applications are usually in winter/early spring.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MA||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales)||12 Months|
|MA||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England)||12 Months|
|MA||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 16,800 per Year 1 (International)||12 Months|
|MA||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||12 Months|
|MA||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland)||12 Months|
|MA||Part-time||September 2018||-||24 Months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Main Site||S10 2TN||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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