Degrees with employment experience

Placements 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.

Placement Year – new for 2018 entry

The following degree programmes have a built in Placement Year:

  • 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
  • Department of Work and Pensions

The year in employment gave me invaluable experience that helped me find the correct career path for me. I learnt transferable skills, gained hands-on experience in finance, and it got me ready for the real world.

Ashis Patel, BSc Mathematics with Employment Experience

My employment experience was great and it led to a graduate job which meant I could concentrate on just my degree in my final year.

Taran Matharoo, BSc Financial Mathematics with Employment Experience

Other work experience opportunities

Doing a degree with employment experience is not the only way of getting an insight into the world of work when you study with SoMaS. The University of Sheffield has a dedicated Careers Service, with specialist staff who can help find voluntary and paid work while you study: Careers Service

There are also holiday internship schemes, job shadowing opportunities and courses to help you develop careers skills. On top of that, you can get advice on CV writing and interviews, take part in programmes like the Skills For Work Certificate, the Sheffield Graduate Award, and the e-Mentoring Scheme.

Skills For Work Certificate | Sheffield Graduate Award | e-Mentoring Scheme

The On CampUS Placements scheme is a chance for you to earn money as you work on a 100-hour project in a specific University department, and you have other opportunities to get involved in the University's research through SURE: Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience.

On CampUS PlacementsSURE: Sheffield Undergraduate Research Experience

More about developing careers skills while you study