Our Postgraduate Community

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Welcome to the School of Languages and Cultures, where you will find a thriving community of Taught and Research Postgraduate students. You will be part of a stimulating and welcoming environment, where our students experience a sense of community and belonging in their academic lives.

Our students are hard-working and committed to their studies. We support their ambitions, helping them to achieve their full potential during their time at the University of Sheffield. We are interested in you as an individual: our programmes are designed so that you can tailor your work to your own interests, to take your course in the direction that works best for you and your career. You will receive dedicated support through our personal tutoring and module leader systems, and individual feedback on your work.

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     I found at the University of Sheffield a multicultural environment which was ideal for studying and writing my dissertation. Thanks to the wide range of courses offered by the University, I had the opportunity to collaborate with different departments and develop further the different aspects of my research interests. The high degree of participation which was required during the courses represented a stimulating challenge... I could count on high-profile professors, who were available to discuss any aspect of my work and affable with students.Right-hand quotation mark

(Stefano, MA MUNDUS Crossways in Cultural Narratives)

Get involved

We have student socials, research and practice seminars, and an annual postgraduate student conference organised by the students themselves. Recently, students have co-ordinated impressive projects, such as running an intercultural film festival, and there are many opportunities across the campus to try out new activities and meet new people.

We encourage all our postgraduate students to participate in these events, and you’ll also have the opportunity to become involved with the student-led Faculty of Arts and Humanities journal. Track Changes is a biannual, inter-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that celebrates the talent and diversity to be found within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Sheffield. It promotes publication by postgraduates of all levels and early-career academics within a year of finishing their doctorate. Each issue is planned around a theme.

Outside of the school, you can get involved with a variety of student-led groups and activities including:


Meet our Students and Graduates

If you would like to hear what our current students and graduates have to say about their experience here at Sheffield, please go to:

Meet our students and graduates