University of Sheffield
City: Sheffield
Website: www.shef.ac.uk
Approximate semester dates: Semester 1 (Autumn Semester): September - February
Semester 2 (Spring Semester): February - June
Language of instruction: English
Full time load equivalent: 60 credits per semester

Fields of Study Available:

This is not an exclusive list of the Disciplines available.
Disciplines listed here can provide a full-time load of study.  
All other available courses can be found in the course catalogue.

Course Catalogue 2015/16 (Next update available in April 2017)

Avoid postgraduate courses which are Level 600 courses, usually indicated with codes "6XXX" or with "Graduate Year" in the calendar type box. 

Avoid selecting courses offered at City College in Greece and Singapore Institute of Management.

Humanities & Social Sciences:

Archaeology
Biblical Studies
East Asian Studies
English Literature
 
Geography
History
Music
Philosophy
Sociology
Journalism (Only 5 Level 1 courses available)
Psychology
Languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin and Spanish)
 
 

Sciences & Health Sciences:

Animal & Plant Sciences
Biomedical Science
Chemistry
Computer Science
Molecular Biology
& Biotechnology
Physics
Astronomy
 

Technologies:

Chemical & Biological Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Town and Regional Planning (Note: European field trip course not available)

Business:

Economics
Management
 

 

Please note that the options listed on this webpage should be used as a guide only. Additional discipline areas may be available. For current information about fields of study, course selection and language proficiency requirements, please check the host university's website.

Restricted Fields of Study

Restricted Course Choice List (at of August 2016): Restricted course choices in Biomedical Science, Economics, History, Journalism, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology,  Physics, Politics and Psychology. 

Exchange students may not study Level 3 Biomedical Science (BMS) courses. 

Closed Departments not open to exchange students: No Law, Biological Sciences or Medical Physics. 

Approximate living expenses:

GBP 10,000 per year

Cost of Living

Additional information:

Single-semester exchange only

Undergraduate exchange only

Minimum cumulative GPA of 5

University factsheet 2015/2016

If English is not your first language, please read the English language requirements here. IELTS results may not be required by Sheffield if students apply for a Short-Term Study visa (subject to change). 

Download the 2015/16 Exchange Program Prospectus 

Guaranteed campus accommodation: Please download the guarantee sheet on the right. 

Sheffield offers Student Abroad Programme Scholarships of £500. To be eligible, students should have accepted a place on the Study Abroad Programme. Separate application required after receiving an unconditional offer from Sheffield. Find out more and apply online here

 

Join day tours and social/sports activities organised by Give It A Go, Sheffield Students' Union to visit new places, try something new and meet international friends
 

INTERESTING COURSES:

- Journeys: Travel Writing (offered in Autumn Semester)

- Making Ideas Happen (offered in Autumn Semester and Spring Semester)

FAST FACTS:

- The University of Sheffield is one of the six red brick universities, i.e. universities founded in major industrial cities in England. The Faculty of Pure Science is associated with 5 Nobel Prizes, including 3 for Chemistry and 2 for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

- The university has been named University of the Year in the 2011 Times Higher Education (THE)  Awards. The Students' Union has been rated as the best in the UK in the THE Student Experience Survey from 2011 to 2013.

- Living in Sheffield is 10% cheaper than the UK average and 25% cheaper than London.

- Sheffield is close to Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and the beautiful Peak District National Park which is great for rock climbers, walkers and cyclists.

 

 

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