Your career

Our Education, Culture and Childhood BA degree is an interdisciplinary course that opens you up a wide range of possible career choices.

Photograph of UG students in a nursery

94% of our graduates enter employment or further study within 15 months of graduating.                                       

Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2020-21 cohort, 2023

Where your degree can take you

You can progress into further specialised education, most commonly in initial teacher education, social work, or moving towards educational psychology. You can move into other graduate professions working with children and young people.

You can progress to full-time postgraduate study and PhD courses.

Degree with Employment Experience

You can study our degree under the University's 'Degree with Employment Experience' option. This allows you to apply for a placement year during your degree and gain valuable employment experience.

University of Sheffield placements

Careers Service

While you are studying on the course, you have access to the rich resources on offer through the Careers Service. They deliver a range of practical activities to help you develop your CV whilst at University and prepare for what happens after you finish your course.

We talked to a few of our former students and they gave their top tips based on their experience after graduating:

Career Top Tips from our Alumni

 Kat's career

  Linda's career

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.