Degrees with a Year in Industry
|Degree||Qualification||Duration||UCAS Code||Prospectus link|
|Computer Science with a Year in Industry||BSc||4 years||G403||2019 entry|
|Computer Science with a Year in Industry||MComp||5 years||G404||2019 entry|
|Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science with a Year in Industry||BSc||4 years||GG75||2019 entry|
|Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science with a Year in Industry||MComp||5 years||G704||2019 entry|
|Software Engineering with a Year in Industry||BEng||4 years||G604||2019 entry|
|Software Engineering with a Year in Industry||MEng||5 years||G654||2019 entry|
Degrees with a Year in Industry are a great way to gain experience in the workplace while you are student. Our students, who have been on placement, say they gained valuable skills which helped them successfully apply for jobs in industry. You will spend between 38 and 67 weeks on your placement between the second and third years of study (this can also be done between the third and fourth years of study in the case of our four-year MComp and MEng courses).
Placements are paid (on average £14,000 - £17,000). During your placement year you pay a reduced fee: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/fees/in-industry
We can also arrange short-term internships, which take place during the summer vacation for three months.
Both placements and summer internships are very beneficial, and we actively encourage and support them. Having completed a placement or internship, you will have the opportunity to apply what you have learned during the remainder of your degree course. Placement students and summer interns are frequently offered permanent jobs when they graduate.
Companies that provide placements and internships to our students
The following companies are typical of those that offer industrial placements and/or internships to our students.
|Company||Type of business|
|Accenture||Management consulting, technology and outsourcing|
|Apple||Computer software and hardware|
|Bank of America / Merrill Lynch||Wealth management|
|Deeson online||Web development|
|EMIS||Software for primary heathcare|
|Ernst and Young||Financial services|
|eTranzact||Electronic transaction switching and payment processing|
|Fujitsu||Information technology solutions|
|GCHQ||Intelligence, internet security|
|Search, web analytics, software|
|IBM||Software, hardware, business solutions and consultancy|
|Lemez & Fridel||Music industry consultancy|
|Microsoft||Computer software and hardware|
|NCR||ATM and point of sale devices|
|Patient.co.uk||Medical information and support|
|Tribepad||Next-generation recruitment platform|
Could your company provide a placement or internship?
We are always very interested to hear from companies that could offer our students placements or summer internships. This provides you with a cost-effective way of employing a highly-motivated student with excellent technical skills. Typically, you will pay the placement student two-thirds of a graduate salary. Placements are also a very effective way of assessing prospective employees, and will allow you to build research and consultancy links with the University.
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.