English and Philosophy BA (Hons)
The joint study of philosophy and English literary cultures (including poetry, prose, theatre, film and creative writing) will throw you into some of the oldest debates around the very possibility of meaningful life. You'll also explore and tackle some of the real-world issues facing our society today, such as global justice, inequality and climate change.

As a dual honours student, you'll divide your studies between the School of English and the Department of Philosophy. Choice and flexibility are at the heart of our teaching, which means you can pursue and develop your own interests. At every level, there is a wide variety of modules to choose from. You will be taught by world-leading experts from both departments.

You'll be required to take a minimum number of credits within both departments each year, but how you choose to divide your modules after this is up to you: split your modules evenly between English and philosophy, or choose to weight your degree in favour of one subject or the other.

In English, you'll study literature from the medieval to the present day, with the chance to explore areas as diverse as animal studies, the history of the Gothic, American literature and the analysis of film.

In philosophy, you'll study the essential cornerstones of the subject (including philosophy of language, ethics, metaphysics and logic) alongside distinctive specialist modules on topics like philosophy of education, philosophy of law, philosophy of medicine, film and philosophy, and feminism. You'll also study the history of the subject from Plato to the French existentialists.

Research is central to the student experience here in Sheffield. All our teaching is informed by the latest findings, and all our students have the opportunity to carry out their own research project as part of their degree. Outside of your degree, there are many opportunities to develop your interests, insights and critical faculties.
BA (Hons) Award
Study Mode
3 years Duration
QV35 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

AAB, typically including an Arts and Humanities subject

University of Sheffield in Pictures

Upcoming Open Days at University of Sheffield

26
FEB

Postgraduate Taught Open Day

26 Feb 2020, 09:30 AM - 26 Feb 2020, 16:00 PM University of Sheffield
Visit Website
What can you expect on a postgraduate open day for taught courses at Sheffield? - You'll get the chance to discover more about our world-class university. On the day you'll be able to find out about: Postgraduate courses - Talk to staff and students about your subject area and learn more about the courses available. Application advice - Talks led by experts from our admissions team take you through the application process. Funding opportunities - Colleagues from our finance team to guide you through a range of funding opportunities. A student's perspective - Current students share what makes Sheffield special. After postgraduate study - Colleagues from our Careers Service to explain the benefits of postgraduate study and where it may take you. World-class facilities - Learn about outstanding facilities, study spaces and support at Sheffield.

Latest Updates from University of Sheffield

Location of University of Sheffield