These two subjects complement each other in ways that will deepen your understanding of culture and historical change. You’ll learn the theory and methods of both disciplines before exploring topics that interest you in more depth. A long list of optional modules gives you plenty of scope to create the kind of course you want. Options in the School of English include creative writing and film studies. The School of English at Sheffield plays a major role in the city’s cultural life. Our students get involved with theatre projects and organise literary festivals. The Department of History, where you will spend roughly half your time, is among the UK top three for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014). Our graduates tend to be good thinkers, good readers and good writers. They’re creative, self-motivating. They have an eye for detail and an ear for nuance. Their particular blend of transferable skills means they’re right at home in TV, radio, marketing, publishing and PR. Many become teachers. Others go into journalism or law via postgraduate study.