Ferdinand, who was controversially left out of the England squad for Euro 2012, may have been hoping for a call up after the sudden retirement from international football last week by John Terry. Yet Hodgson has opted to omit the seasoned defender, who has won 81 caps for his country, effectively calling time on his career.
Shawcross has made several appearances for England U21s but it is yet to collect his first cap for the senior national side.
Elsewhere in the squad Hodgson has named, Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs has received a call up, so too Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon and 24-year old Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster.
The full squad is:
Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Celtic), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich)
Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Joleon Lescott (Manchester City), Ryan Shawcross (Stoke), Kyle Walker (Tottenham)
Midfielders: Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Adam Johnson (Sunderland), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), James Milner (Manchester City), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
Forwards: Andy Carroll (West Ham), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United)