Sheffield is home to the largest and arguably the most important theatre complex outside of London – and our School of English has strong links with its practitioners. Daniel Evans, the Crucible Theatre’s artistic director, and Sir Antony Sher both gave talks here recently. We also work closely with smaller independent groups who lead workshops with our students. Roughly half your time will be devoted to theatre. This involves some academic study, but most of the modules are studio-based, with an emphasis on performance. The English literature side of the course gives you a grounding in theory and explores texts from every major period. There are optional modules in creative writing and film studies. The School of English at Sheffield plays a major role in the city’s cultural life. As well as working on theatre projects, our students are involved in literary festivals and other public events. They also work with communities, helping people from marginalised groups find a voice through engagement with the arts and humanities. 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.