English and Philosophy

English and Philosophy is an excellent combination that enables you to explore ideas and writing from a variety of complementary perspectives.  It will also help you develop skills of clear thinking, use of the imagination, and precise and persuasive expression.

On this course you can either take an equal number of modules from each subject or you can decide to study more modules in English or in Philosophy.

In the first year, the compulsory English modules are Studying Prose and Studying Poetry. They're designed to make you rethink the study of poetry, narrative, drama, film, and literary theory.  Optional modules cover theatre, film studies, and literary practice.

Your exploration of English literature continues in the second and third years, from the Restoration through the rise of the novel to contemporary writing. Optional modules may focus on a single author, genre, literary movement, or theme:  for example Henry James, Irish literature, the gay novel, 20th-century poetry, or Shakespeare on the screen.

The Philosophy department offers an exciting range of modules taught by researchers who are experts in their fields. You can develop your understanding of the key areas of philosophy, such as ethics, philosophy of language, theory of knowledge, political philosophy, and logic.  We also have modules on major figures in the history of philosophy, such as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel.

The Philosophy side of the degree is highly flexible, with no required modules. Dual students have the choice of exactly the same modules as single Philosophy students. Philosophy modules

For more about Philosophy at Sheffield, click here. For more about English, click here. For more on the technical details of this course, including entry requirements, see the University online 2018 prospectus.

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