Careers and employability

A degree from the University of Sheffield opens the door to a remarkably rich and varied range of career options. This reflects the breadth and diversity of our degrees, as well as the unique skills-set that our graduates possess. It also reflects the research and teaching strengths of the Department and the high standing our graduates have with prospective employers.

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We actively encourage students to gain skills, understanding and personal attributes that make them more able to gain employment, be successful in their chosen occupations and become active citizens.

Working with the University Careers Service, we offer support in gaining work experience, developing skills and finding opportunities for progressing your career and much more. For those pursuing a research career, we offer more tailored support and advice on the next stages of postgraduate research study or on developing a research career in other organisations.


Global Learning Opportunities in the Social Sciences (GLOSS) provides students from the Faculty of Social Sciences with a pioneering range of international opportunities. Through GLOSS, you could work abroad as a Research Associate during part of the summer vacation, or you could attend major international summits taking place throughout the academic year to engage in meetings and develop press and policy briefs.

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Sheffield Volunteering helps students of all levels to make an impact in our city through community volunteering. By giving your time not only can you contribute to your community but you will gain new skills and experiences, which will in turn enhance your personal development and can make an impact on your CV. You can volunteer both within and outside of the University.

Find out more about volunteering

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