Degrees with employment experience

Placement years and employment experience

Undergraduate students in Mathematics and Statistics have the chance to spend a year of their degree gaining valuable work experience. You can apply for a course with a Placement Year built in, or add Employment Experience to one of our other courses once you've started. BSc students complete a 12-month work placement after their second year, and MMath students take a placement after their third year, before returning to university for the final year of their degree.

Placements aren't guaranteed – it's your responsibility to secure one but we'll do everything we can to help.

Placement Year – new for 2018 entry

The following degree programmes have a built in year of work experience:

  • BSc Mathematics with a Placement Year – GG11
  • MMath Mathematics with a Placement Year – GG12
  • BSc Mathematics and Statistics with a Placement Year – GG13
  • MMath Mathematics and Statistics with a Placement Year – GG14

Mathematics with a Placement Year

Mathematics and Statistics with a Placement Year

Degree with Employment Experience

Students that have already started one of our other courses can apply to take a year of Employment Experience. Complete your placement successfully and we amend your degree title to reflect your experience, for instance: BSc Financial Mathematics with Employment Experience.

Find out more about the Degree with Employment Experience scheme on the University of Sheffield's Careers Service website:

Degree with Employment Experience and other placements

Previous placement students have gone to:

  • Unilever
  • IBM
  • Virgin
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Department of Work and Pensions

Ashis Patel

The placement year really helped me to develop a range of skills, including team work, organisation, communication and presentation skills. Over the year, I became much more independent.

Ashis Patel, BSc Mathematics  READ MORE

Other work experience opportunities

The University of Sheffield Careers Service provides lots of advice on other ways for you to gain work experience during your studies: Jobs, placements and work experience