• Sheffield Hallam University

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    Welcome to Sheffield Hallam University

    Sheffield Hallam University has its roots as a school of design, long being one of the country's best places to study art and design.

    In the late 1960s it joined forces with Sheffield's College of Technology to offer a wide spectrum of courses, and now it teaches subjects in business, health, society, engineering and the arts.

    Spread over two campuses: one in the city centre, and another just outside in Broomhall, the university has over 30,000 students in attendance, making it one of the biggest university populations in the UK. You won't have any difficulty in making some new pals here!

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    Courses and fees

    The courses on offer at Sheffield Hallam University are varied, and range from undergraduate bachelor degrees to postgraduate masters and research degrees. Some will also incorporate a year or semester working or studying abroad into the course too.

    The University uses the UCAS points system to assess applicants. Please refer to a href="www.shu.ac.uk" target="_blank">www.shu.ac.uk for the most up to date entry criteria.


    There are four faculties at Sheffield Hallam University: Sheffield Business School, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Faculty of Development and Society, and the Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences.

    Sheffield Business School has been nominated in two consecutive years for a business school of the year award and offers courses in business, management, tourism and events fields.

    The faculty of Development and Society is the largest, with around 12,000 students studying courses in subjects such as law, humanities, psychology, education and politics.

    The Faculty of Health and Wellbeing offers courses in biosciences, sports, nursing, midwifery and other medical and healthcare qualifications.

    The unusual faculty of arts, computing, engineering and sciences brings together a range of courses on offer at Sheffield Hallam including media, arts, journalism and courses in computing and engineering.

    International offerings

    Studying abroad is offered on many courses. There are a number of exchange programmes on offer for students who want to study abroad for a semester, or even a full year.

    Tuition fees

    For undergraduate courses starting in 2016 the tuition fees for UK/EU students are £9,000. International students will pay between £12250 and £12500 per year.

    Postgraduate fees are dependent on the type of course you want to take, so check out the website before applying.


    Sheffield Hallam University is in a state of constant upgrades, redevelopments and additions to the campus. Around £110 million has been spent on upgrading learning and teaching facilities as well as the addition of new health, wellbeing, engineering and IT buildings. In addition to this, a new £30 million building for our Sheffield Institute of Education has just been opened, as well as a new £9 million home for Sheffield Institute of Arts in Sheffield's iconic former head post office. Future developments include a new £14 million Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, which is set to become the most advanced research and development centre for physical activity in the world.


    An ideal location, the university is situated right next door to Sheffield train station and shares the city centre with the University of Sheffield, which makes this a great place for student nightlife as many pubs and clubs compete for your attendance. It's also only a short journey to the Peak District, so you can appreciate both the city centre and the countryside in close proximity.

    Library and study facilities

    There are two libraries and learning centres which combine traditional library study and IT facilities. The libraries are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, so you can fit your studies around your other commitments, and conduct your independent study at a time that suits you.


    There are over 1,600 computer stations in the library, plus another 2,000 placed around the campus. Wi-fi access is available throughout the campus, plus you can borrow a laptop if you need to use specific software or if yours is broken. You can access the university's online learning environment anywhere in the world.

    Careers service

    The employment advisers at Sheffield Hallam University can help you build a CV, create a LinkedIn profile and find relevant work experience or a part time work. They'll help you find a job in the days leading up to your graduation. They also advertise around 3,000 jobs a year, run recruitment fairs and hold skills sessions to learn from industry experts. You can use the careers service for up to three years after you've graduated.


    There are several cafes and restaurants on campus, providing a range of meal and snack options for you choose from while you study. Additionally, the university is across the road from the town centre where you can easily find everything you need. It's also really close to shopping centres, cinemas, theatres and independent pubs, bars and eateries. Sheffield offers a little something for everyone.

    Student Union

    Based at the HUBS, the Students' Union has a newly refurbished café and a bar which hosts acoustic nights, pub quizzes and comedy nights. In addition to this it organises a range of clubs and societies for you to get involved in. It also runs a student advice centre, gives you access to a volunteering team and has several activity spaces where you can meet your friends for a catch up, or study in a more relaxed environment.


    There's a gym, fitness suite and sports hall at both City Campus and Collegiate Campus. At Collegiate Campus, there's a movement studio, and a strength and conditioning suite. There's also a sports park which hosts BUCS league matches, of which Sheffield Hallam ranked 24th in the league in the 2015-16 season.

    Medical and Welfare Services

    Both campuses have a student services centre which is open five days a week and can give you advice on settling into the university, and offers specialist guidance and advice for international students. Our City Campus has a medical centre which offers a service only to students of SHU. All registered patients can also use a doctor's surgery nearer to Collegiate Campus, but this is also open to the general public.

    Financial aid

    Sheffield Hallam University offers a number of scholarships and bursaries, including a bursary for those on a low income, sports scholarships and a high achievement scholarship amongst others. Additionally, Sheffield Hallam offers financial advice for students.


    Sheffield Hallam University offers lots of accommodation spread across the city centre. From halls of residence to private flats or home stays you can easily find something to suit your living style and your budget. There are four main types of accommodation on offer: university managed halls, university partnership residences, private sector housing and home stays.

    University managed residences

    There are two halls which are run by the university: Bramall Court and Charlotte Court. Bramall Court offers modern purpose build accommodation and is based in Highfield, convenient for both of the campuses. Rooms are mostly en-suite, with a handful of rooms offering double beds too. Prices ranged from £4050 to £4410 for 43 weeks in the 2015/16 year.

    Arranged into flats of six, each room at Charlotte Court is an en-suite room with communal facilities. Based in Highfield, accommodation costs between £4299 and £4590 for the year in 2015/16.

    University partnership residences

    There are nearly 30 partnership residences on offer, ranging in price from £83 to £218 per week. Stay in modern flats like The Pinnacles, city-based flats like Challenge Works, or suburban halls like Norfolk Gardens.

    Private sector housing and home stays

    As the university wants to provide every student with somewhere to live, they work with a number of private sector landlords to give you the option to live in accommodation not managed by the institution. They have a Snug scheme which ensures each private home is inspected by Sheffield City Council and complies by strict rules to ensure you have a safe and pleasant stay.

    For something a little different there is also the option for a home stay where you'll lodge in a home with a family as their tenant. This is usually a cheaper option, and it provides you with a more homely place to live instead of student halls.

    Open days

    Coming to Sheffield Hallam University on an open day visit is an ideal way to work out whether it's the right university for you. You'll be spending a few years studying so you'll want to make sure it's got the right facilities and vibe for you.

    In addition to open days, there are also a number of student-led campus tours, course open days and virtual tours which take place if you can't attend an open day. Find out about it on the university's website.