Thinking about language is such an important part of philosophical inquiry, the two subjects are natural partners. Core linguistics modules provide you with the essential concepts and tools for the study of language. Options allow you to follow your interests, which may include, for example, language acquisition or historical linguistics. You will spend roughly half your time in the Department of Philosophy, where you have the freedom to design your own curriculum. There are no compulsory modules. But the department covers an unusually wide range of topics, including courses on major figures such as Aristotle, Descartes and Hegel. 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. 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.