Information for Offer Holders

We're looking forward to welcoming you to Sheffield!

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Please explore the Philosophy Department webpages for more information on the department and your course. But we've also gathered together some of the key information here.

We have really enjoyed meeting many of you at our Open Days. If you weren't able to attend one of those, feel free to get in touch to arrange a separate visit, as we would still be very happy to welcome you to the department.

Indeed, whether or not you've been to an Open Day, we are happy to arrange a chat with a staff member or current student, or even a visit to a lecture, if you are interested. And we are always happy to answer questions by email or phone 0114 2220599.


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The Course

There is also further information, and a list of sample modules for all three years on our prospective student webpages.

None of our modules are compulsory, and you can discuss your module choices with your personal advisor when you arrive. At the beginning of the semester you also have 3 weeks to try out and change your module choices.

If you want to prepare for your degree in advance, you can also download a list of suggested reading.

One of reasons that I chose to study in Sheffield is that it looked to be a lively place to study philosophy with lots of opportunities to get involved, and indeed this has proved to be the case."

louis wall, BA PHILOSOPHY

The Department

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Philosophy in the City (‘PinC’) is an award-winning outreach project, run entirely by student volunteers from the University of Sheffield’s Philosophy department. Find out more, including how to get involved, on the Philosophy in the City website.

We have a thriving Philosophy Society - "PhilSoc". It's a great way to meet people on your course! Find out more on the PhilSoc webpage.

You can also find out more about staff and their research interests.

There's always lots going on in the department, both academic activities, and things just for fun. Find out more on our events pages.

Student Profiles

Find out from our students why they love Sheffield and Philosophy.

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The University

The University of Sheffield Students' Union has been voted the best in the country year on year!

We provide lots of different kinds of support for our students. See what's available via the Student Services Information Desk ("SSID").

We provide tailored support for our students who have an impairment or condition that may impact on their studies. There's more information on how we can help on the webpages for the Disability and Dyslexia Support Service.

We provide dedicated study skills support at "301",  our Student Skills and Development Centre.

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The City

Sheffield isn't just an excellent place to study, it's also a great city to live in!

Check out this recent article in the 'i paper' on why "Sheffield is the North's most underrated destination..."

Take a tour of the best spots in Sheffield with student vlogger Paula.

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  • Sheffield is fun, friendly and affordable.
  • There's great art and culture here (with lots of theatres, art galleries, and a rich musical heritage).
  • We have some lovely green spaces, such as the Botanical Gardens, and Weston Park (right by the University).
  • We have 2 football teams, and 2 football stadiums! Owls, Blades.

With over 350 societies and clubs, a range of sporting activities, teams and leagues, there is plenty to get involved in.

Read more on why Sheffield is a great place to live.

There's even a website which celebrates how fantastic Sheffield is!