These two subjects complement each other in ways that will broaden your horizons. Understanding the history of language, its role in social structures, politics, identity and belief opens the door to an even deeper understanding of humanity. 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. They also work with communities, helping people from marginalised groups find a voice through engagement with the arts and humanities. The Department of Sociological Studies, where you’ll spend roughly half your time, is among the best in the Russell Group for research output (Research Excellence Framework 2014). You will have regular meetings with your personal tutor. And we keep our language seminar groups small, so everyone gets the chance to participate. 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.