Why study English?
Creative, critical, civic-minded and collaborative, the School of English brings together the study of literature, language, linguistics, theatre, film and creative writing to form a community that is unique in its breadth and depth of study of the English language.
English at Sheffield
Our approach to English
Our world-leading research, active student community and civic ethos make Sheffield an exciting place to study English.
Sheffield's attitude to English
All of our teaching staff in the School of English are active researchers, and our research informs our teaching.
Our staff’s research interests
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Ways to get involved
EngSoc is our student-led society which organises and hosts a whole range of events in and outside of the School of English, from charity guest lectures to regular socials in Sheffield and further afield!
English in the City
We have our own student committee which develops, promotes and hosts English-based outreach sessions in schools in and around Sheffield.
Sheffield and English
The city of Sheffield is home to many exciting festivals, events and projects, all connected to English, which you can take part in and attend.
Literature of the English Country House
Our FutureLearn course, Literature of the English Country House, was recently awarded a “Best Course of All Time” badge from Class Central. If you would like to trace the history and context of famous writers like Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, as well as get to know some of the staff in our department and learn about their specialisms, the first six weeks of the course are free!
Route 57 is our own creative writing journal, publishing innovative poetry, fiction, drama and literary non-fiction written by our students, staff and alumni. The journal is published annually and is edited entirely in-house by current students and academic staff.