World-class teaching and research
As a Sheffield undergraduate you'll have the brightest minds and best resources at your fingertips.
You're going to be taught by world-leading researchers. The research we're doing is making a difference to lives here and around the world. You'll benefit directly from our discoveries and expertise. Staff use their findings to inform what they teach, so your course is always up-to-date, challenging and exciting. You'll share in our discoveries and join a community of experts who care about their subject.
Make your own discoveries
As part of your course, you'll have the opportunity to do your own research. As well as broadening your thinking, it shows that you have an imaginative and analytical mind – qualities that employers value highly.
All students have a personal tutor within their academic department.
Your personal tutor is a key part of university life at Sheffield. You can go to your personal tutor with any queries at all – worries about an essay deadline, a bright idea for a project. Your tutor will make the time to listen and point you in the direction of further support if you need it.
How will I be taught?
You'll be taught in a variety of ways, including lectures, seminars and tutorials. Depending on what course you take, you could also find yourself doing fieldwork, working on real-life problems and taking part in workshops, team projects and student-led seminar groups. Some of your work might also be supplemented with online lessons and resources.
All these approaches encourage you to work independently and be curious about the world around you – skills that will set you up for life and work.
Placements and studying abroad
There are lots of opportunities at Sheffield to take on new challenges and enhance your career prospects even further.
If your tutors agree, it might be possible to do a work placement – spending a year in business or industry as part of your degree. Your tutor and our dedicated Careers Service will help you explore all the options available to you.
Experience an international dimension to your degree with our Study Abroad or Erasmus scheme. You could spend between three and 12 months studying at a top university in Europe, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore or the USA.
Need help with study skills?
Research. Essay writing. Data analysis. Time management. Teamwork. There's no need to feel daunted by all the skills you'll be using. As well as the support you get from your tutors and lecturers, we provide lots of resources to help you get the most out of your course:
- workshops and one-to-one sessions on campus – search the diary to find out more
- drop-in service, one-to-one support and a website for help with maths and statistics – Maths and Statistics Help
- web resources to help you get to grips with a wide range of academic skills, from writing a report to debating your ideas – The Academic Skills Hub
More about how your course is taught
You'll find a lot of information about your course in our online prospectus. But the programme specification will tell you exactly how your course is taught and assessed. This is an official document, which also describes the aims of the course, the skills and knowledge you’ll gain and whether any other organisations accredit your course.