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 apply to 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 apply to spend time studying abroad through our Erasmus and Study Abroad programmes.

Please note that the ability to study abroad or undertake a work placement is not guaranteed, it is subject to availability and academic progress. If you’re interested in studying abroad, you’ll be able to apply after you arrive in Sheffield.

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 apply to spend time studying abroad as part of your degree.

The University's study abroad scheme gives you the opportunity to spend a year studying in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Singapore or the USA.

Our Departmental links include France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden.

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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.

Short-term placements

If you don't want to add an additional year to your degree programme then you can gain experience and build your CV through applying to our summer placements scheme or one of our OnCampus placements.

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*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.