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
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.
Explore the role of the state in regulating criminal behaviour and the parts played by those in the criminal justice system.
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.
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