Postgraduate study and careers in research
For postgraduate study and research opportunities, the School of English has a rich culture for fostering and supporting students to further their academic interests.
For postgraduate study and research opportunities, the School of English has a rich culture for fostering and supporting students to further their academic interests. Our graduate masters courses offer students the opportunity to hone, develop and explore a chosen field of study on either a full or part time basis.
As a postgraduate student you’ll further develop not only your knowledge but also skills in research, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills to name but a few.
MA student profiles
Take a look at some recent student profiles to get an idea of what our MA students have to say about their studies.
MA Work Placement
You’ll also have the opportunity to develop practical skills and apply your studies via schemes such as the MA Work Placement. This optional 100-hour activity is a fantastic way to distinguish yourself in the job market and many of our students have continued to work with their partner organisation after the module has been completed.
Students taking the Work Placement module have worked with organisations across a variety of sectors including: heritage and tourism, archives, charities, galleries and arts performance, publishing, events organisation, health and wellbeing, and more.
Our partner organisations include Bank Street Arts, Bloc Projects, Chatsworth House, Film Hub North, Grimm & Co., Recovery Enterprises, Renishaw Hall, Sheffield Archives, and Sheffield newspapers - and this list continues to grow.
Work placement modules are available to students studying the following courses:
Interested in a career in research? Our department takes an active research approach to our disciplines that push the boundaries of academic research. A great place to start is our Early Career Fellowships that helps support individuals to research over a longer period of time whilst experiencing all that Sheffield has to offer.
Take a look at our research hub to explore current research themes, projects, and more.
International Merit Scholarships
We offer a generous package of financial support for international students including 75 undergraduate scholarships worth £10,000 towards the annual tuition fee and 125 postgraduate taught scholarships worth £5,000 towards the tuition fee. Applications are now open for existing offer holders.