The University of Sheffield has a number of free, online taster courses to help you try a subject, meet academic staff and get a taste of university life. Even if higher education isn't your final aim, they can also be used to support your career development and professional ambitions.
These no-obligation courses are an excellent way to evidence your learning and interest in a topic, especially when considering an application to university.
Our free taster courses
A six-week online course to help journalists collect, understand, clean and use data for journalism.
Explore the role of robots and autonomous systems in the factories, homes, hospitals, schools and cars of our near future.
An entertaining and illuminating course for everyone to explore the impact dentistry has on our lives.
Take a journey through the literature of English country houses, from the time of Thomas More to Oscar Wilde.
Learn about the forensic technique of facial reconstruction from the experts involved in a real crime case.
Get an introduction to technical report writing. Find out how to communicate your ideas through well-written engineering reports.
This three-week course will help you produce a perfect CV, application and online profile when applying for a job or course.
Learn what numbers reveal, when and why they mislead, and how to spot fake news.
Learn how patient-reported outcome measures and quality-adjusted life years can compare treatments and inform health spending.
Understanding the nature and value of play through the course of our lives, across cultures and communities.
Demystify the ageing process and learn how our everyday behaviours are likely to affect our long-term musculoskeletal health.
Aimed at health and social care professionals, this course will help you play an important role in supporting people who have experienced violent and abusive relationships. This course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service, which means it can be used to provide evidence of your continuing professional development.
A global reputation
Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.