Joint Degree with Nanjing Tech University (NJTech)

The department offers a joint "3+1" BSc Chemistry degree with Nanjing Tech University. The first group of students, recruited in 2011, graduated in July 2015.

You will study at NJTech for your first three years, and then study at the University of Sheffield in the UK during your fourth year (which is the third year for Sheffield-only students). An important feature of the programme is that during the first three years at NJtech more than one third of the chemistry teaching (both theory and laboratory) is delivered by visiting academics from Sheffield. This means that when you arrive in Sheffield for the final year you will be experienced at learning in English and already familiar with the teaching methods that are used in Sheffield.

Completion of this course (like any Sheffield Chemistry BSc) will qualify you for our MSc in Chemistry (details here). Download our brochure by clicking on the image at the bottom right and see here for further information on the NJTech web site.

What our students say

Catherine NanJingCatherine

I was attracted to the NJTech and Sheffield joint programme by the advantage of having two certificates and the reputation of both universities. It has been a really wise choice.

The chemistry department in Sheffield thinks highly of the joint programme and tries its best to help us study chemistry. The staff are approachable and patiently answer any question you have. The lab has great facilities and we have obtained many useful skills. For international students, the department pay extra attention to the language barrier since it has a significant influence on understanding the learning materials. Also, I appreciate the effort the department made to involve us in the life here and overcome the culture difference.

The Sheffield city itself is green and beautiful. The excellent Student Union and many other societies gave me a chance to explore this foreign country and do things other than study all day. I’m grateful for the chance of studying in Sheffield and I have precious memories here.

George NanjingGeorge

I read a lot about chemistry and physics when I was growing up. I chose to do chemistry, since I love to do experiments. The wide range of practicals in this course helped my understanding of the material a lot. The lecturers are kind and they have a good knowledge of their subject. As a consequence the lectures are never boring.

The accommodation is great. I lived with 20 British first-year students. We often hang out together. I got to know British behaviours as a consequence. Living a long way from home is not easy. The first skill I learned is cooking, since home cooking is cheaper than eating-out. I adapted quite quickly in to the environment, so I have not felt isolated.