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:
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:
Previous placement students have gone to:
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