Online subject tasters

Our online subject taster sessions help students experience what it is like to study at the University of Sheffield.

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Is this session right for me? 

Our taster sessions are for both Year 12 and 13 students, as well as BTEC and mature students, if you'd like to attend a taster session virtually, this is the right session for you. You'll join an online event delivered by one of our academics in the subject area of your choice. 

Can't see something you like? We are continually releasing new subject tasters, please register your interest and we will notify you of new sessions as they become available.

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Subject Session title Date Link
Applied Social Sciences Looking at Reality TV through a social science lens. Why does it matter and what should change? Thursday 2 May, 4.30pm - 5.50pm Find out more about our Applied Social Sciences taster
East Asian Studies Visual Aesthetics in East Asia: The Rise of Cuteness Tuesday 7 May, 3.50pm - 5.15pm Find out more about our East Asian Studies taster 
Economics Environmental Economics: What is the right amount of pollution? Wednesday 24 April, 3.45pm - 5pm Find out more about our Economics taster
Geography Electoral Geographies and Digital Technologies Wednesday 17 April, 4pm - 5.15pm Find out more about our Geography taster session
Geography Applying what we learn from Geography in dealing with natural disasters: Lessons learned from landslides in Nepal Thursday 18 April, 4pm - 5.15pm Find out more about our Geography taster session

Freud on Mind and Society

Tuesday 26 March, 3.50pm - 5.15pm Find out more about our German taster
Journalism Press conference and newswriting workshop Thursday 25 April, 4.30pm - 6pm  Find out more about our Journalism taster
Landscape How to analyse and draw a landscape Wednesday 1 May, 4pm - 5.15pm Find out more about our Landscape taster
Law The art of negotiation Monday 29 April, 3.45pm - 5.15pm Find out more about our Law taster
Politics and International Relations The new ‘crisis of masculinity’ and the future of gender politics in Britain Wednesday 8 May, 4pm - 5.30pm  Find out more about our Politics & IR taster
Politics, Philosophy and Economics Misinformation, trust and online media - is online conspiracism damaging our politics? Tuesday 23 April, 4.30pm - 5.50pm Find out about our PPE taster
Russian On the historical (dis)unity of the Russian and Ukrainian peoples Tuesday 21 May, 3.50pm - 5.15pm Find out more about our Russian taster
Spanish and Latin American Studies How did we get to understand Brazil as the land of carnival? Thursday 9 May, 3.50pm - 5.15pm Find out more about our Spanish and Latin American Studies taster

Browse our past sessions

See which subjects take part by browsing our past online sessions.

Previous online subject tasters

Accounting and Finance 

Adult Nursing

Aerospace Engineering

Applied Social Science


Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Bio-dental Science and Technology




Chemical and Biological Engineering 

Computer Science

Civil and Structural Engineering

Data Science



Electronic and Electrical Engineering

English Language

English Literature


Geography (Physical)

Geography (Human)

General Engineering



Health and Human Sciences

Human Communication Sciences


Information School



Landscape Architecture

Materials Science and Engineering

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanical Engineering




Politics, Philosophy and Economics




Robotics and Mechatronics

School of Languages & Cultures: Portuguese

School of Languages & Cultures: Russian

School of East Asian Studies



Speech and Language Therapy

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What can I do with A Level Maths? 

What can I do with A Level Chemistry? 

Urban Studies and Planning

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We offer a generous package of financial support for international students including 75 undergraduate scholarships worth £10,000 towards the annual tuition fee and 125 postgraduate taught scholarships worth £5,000 towards the tuition fee. Applications are now open for existing offer holders.