The topics we studied felt topical and relevant to global issues

Salem Patel
Hasnah Salem Patel
Postgraduate student
MSc Information Systems
Salem came to Sheffield and got involved in all kinds of sporting and outdoor activities, whilst also getting immersed in the cutting edge content that the Information Systems course provided them.
Salem Patel

Skills valuable in industry

I chose to study at the Information School because of its great international ranking, its recognised research, its location and positive student feedback.

The Information Systems course appealed to me because of its accreditation, as well as the course content, teaching style and the research expertise of the lecturers.

It was great to be introduced to a range of new content and a diversity of topics. I thoroughly enjoyed my course and its content, which felt topical and relevant to global issues as well as helping to build technical skills which are valuable in industry.

My favourite modules were Introduction to Programming, Database Design and Professional Issues.

An ambitious atmosphere

I also enjoyed meeting people from a range of international backgrounds. As a Student Ambassador I also got the opportunity to work closely with students from a variety of courses. There was a friendly atmosphere to the School's social events, too.

I met with the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service and also the 301 Skills Centre to discuss methods for improving my independent study skills, which helped me to succeed on my course.

All the staff at the Information School are kind and welcoming, and there's an ambitious atmosphere. The School's location in The Wave is also very convenient to get to.

Communication is the answer

One of my favourite things about Sheffield is the close proximity to the Peak District! I've enjoyed wild swimming, rock climbing, scenic spots, good food, and even the hills. Conduit Road and I are good friends now.

Getting involved in sports has been a highlight of my time here. So many recreational activities are so convenient.

My advice to anyone considering studying at the Information School is to talk to your teachers! Communication can answer most of your concerns and queries. Do not be afraid of emailing people, or asking questions in person.

Four students laughing while sat at a bench, outside the Students' Union

International scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students, including undergraduate and postgraduate taught scholarships towards the annual tuition fee. Applications are open for existing offer holders.