Degree with with Placement Year

Students of Geography or Environmental Science can switch to a degree with Placement Year.

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A degree with Placement Year includes a placement year in your third year of study which will last a minimum of 38 weeks. This means you study your first and second year at university, before undergoing your placement in your third year. You then return to Sheffield to complete your fourth and final year.

The successful completion of your placement will change your degree title to recognise this eg. 'BSc Environmental Science with Placement Year'.

Further information on placement opportunities.

Rather than applying through UCAS, you can transfer onto this degree in your first year at Sheffield. A placement year is an excellent opportunity to apply what you’ve learnt in your course and gain invaluable workplace experience. Placements aren't guaranteed but we’ll do everything we can to help.

BA Geography, BSc Geography and BSc Environmental Science students are able to apply.


Students undertaking a placement year pay a substantially reduced fee. You can undertake a placement within the UK or internationally.

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International Merit Scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students including 75 undergraduate scholarships worth £10,000 towards the annual tuition fee and 125 postgraduate taught scholarships worth £5,000 towards the tuition fee. Applications are now open for existing offer holders.