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.

The student experience

English Literature 

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English Language and Literature

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English Language and Linguistics

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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!

More about EngSoc

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.

English in the City

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.

Sheffield and English

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!

Literature of the English Country House


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.

More about Route57