Enhance your degree

Get the most out of your degree by getting involved with student projects, gaining work experience or spending time studying abroad.

You can gain practical experience by spending a year in industry with the Degree with Employment Experience or you can take advantage of opportunities available through the History Society and the Careers Service.

You can also spend time studying abroad through our Erasmus and Study Abroad programmes.

Student projects

Studying history at Sheffield also gives you the opportunity to get involved in a range of exciting extra-curricular activities, helping you to engage with history in new ways and get even more out of your student experience and in many cases engage with the local community.

These activities can also help you to enhance your CV by gaining valuable transferable skills and experience in areas such as interviewing, film-making, and working with school children.

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History Society

HSTSOC is one of the University’s largest and most active societies, providing its members with social and educational opportunities, as well as support and guidance.

Getting involved in HSTSOC is a great way to get to know other history students though socials, trips and sports. It can also be a great way of enhancing your CV through their activities with charities, volunteering and education or by becoming part of the society committee.

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Study abroad

Join us and you'll be able to spend time studying abroad as part of your degree.

With the University's study abroad scheme you'll have the option to spend a year studying in the USA, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong or Singapore.

Our Departmental links include Sweden, the Netherlands, France and Germany with new options on the way!

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Work experience

Degree with Employment Experience - spending a year in employment as part of your degree is an excellent opportunity to put your skills and knowledge to practical use and gain experience that will help you in your future career.  There are lots of year-long placements available in the UK, as well as opportunities around the world.

Year in employment 



*Please note that the course details set out here may change before you start, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the course start date. 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.