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Open Days

Timeline for the application process

To find out more about Philosophy at Sheffield you are warmly invited to come to an open day. There are two kinds of open days: University open days, which take place in June to October, and Departmental open days which run in December to March.

Pre-Application University open days

To find out more about Philosophy at Sheffield before putting in an application, you are warmly invited to come to one of our University pre-application Open Days, which take place in the summer. This gives you an opportunity to see the University and find out more about our courses before making your UCAS choices. You can also attend a talk about our Philosophy programmes by staff in the department and ask questions of some current students.

The next pre-application University Open Day is Saturday 21 October 2017.

Find out more about University Open Days and book a place

Departmental open days

Anyone offered a place on one of our courses will receive an invitation to a Departmental open day (though others are also welcome to come). You are strongly recommended to come to visit on one of these days even if you have previously been to a University Open Day, as they give you a deeper level of contact with the Department, enable you to meet our staff and many of our current students.

If you have been offered a place on our courses but can't come to a Departmental open day, please let us know and we will try to make alternative arrangements for you to visit.

Departmental Open Day Schedule

10.00 - 10.30 am

Arrival - Refreshments and a chance to view books written by Philosophy staff and take away informative leaflets.

10.30 am

Our Degree – modules and pathways by Komarine Romdenh-Romluc, Director of Admissions.

10.50 am

The Department – some philosophical questions. Talks by Jenny Saul, Luca Barlassina and Chris Bennett.

11.30 am

One-to one discussion between each applicant and a member of the Philosophy department. At the same time, refreshments will be served with the opportunity for informal conversations with current students, other staff and other applicants.

12.00 noon

Offer Holders to meet with some of our current students; this will be an opportunity to ask questions about the Department, the University and life in Sheffield.

Parents/guests of applicants will remain with members of staff and will be able to ask questions and discuss any issues of interest.

12.30 pm

Prospects for after your degree, Employability and Careers information.


What’s special about the University of Sheffield – Sheffield’s civic engagement and Philosophy in the City programme by Josh Forstenzer.

1.00 pm

Philosophy and Religion offer holders: optional talk with Minna Shkul, Admissions tutor for Religion, Theology and the Bible, about the Religion side of your degree. Then head to the Central Open Day Exhibition as below.

Philosophy offer holders: the afternoon is yours to make the most of the Central Open Day Exhibition, this runs throughout the day in our newly refurbished and award winning Students Union. At the Exhibition you can book on to Accommodation Tours, Campus Tours and Library Tours. There are information stands to cover student life, global opportunities and managing your money. There are also information stands from our University Services - The Careers Service, Sports Sheffield, Financial Support Team, Disability and Dyslexia Support and Student Services Information Desk.

The Open Day should end at approx 3.30 - 4.00 pm.