Core modules provide you with the essential concepts and tools for the study of language. Optional modules allow you to follow your interests, which may include, for example, language acquisition or historical linguistics. 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. You will spend roughly half your time in the School of East Asian Studies, where you will study the language, culture and history of Japan. There are also modules in politics, economics, business management and international relations. You’ll spend your third year studying at a partner university in Japan. 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.