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I really like the look of the environmental science course at Hallam since it has an exchange year abroad which sounds exciting. Sheffield uni doesn't have any abroad studying, I think I would be able to get in and I know that Sheffield uni is a better uni than Hallam...but I also want to visit Norway.Any advice?
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I really like the look of the environmental science course at Hallam since it has an exchange year abroad which sounds exciting. Sheffield uni doesn't have any abroad studying, I think I would be able to get in and I know that Sheffield uni is a better uni than Hallam...but I also want to visit Norway.Any advice?
Go with the course that appeals to you more, be it curriculum, experiences abroad etc. Sheffield Hallam is by no means a bad uni and ratings really don't mean that much. Personally, I'd be more impressed by someone who studied at a uni abroad as well than someone who studied at an RG uni without that experience. At the end of the day, you gotta enjoy your studies.

I looked at both Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam for postgrad (have quite a bit of time) and the Hallam course spoke to me more curriculum-wise. Have a look at the modules and see which are more interesting to you.
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What you tend to find is that students from Hallam come out of their degree ready to work due to the uni's focus on enabling their students to be "industry ready" whereas UoS tends to be more academic-focused. I've heard many students from UoS, my own lecturers included, say how they just weren't prepared to work after finishing with them.

Do the degree that speaks to you the most, if that is Hallam then that's Hallam - RG status is meaning less and less to employers because they want graduates who can do the job.
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I really like the look of the environmental science course at Hallam since it has an exchange year abroad which sounds exciting. Sheffield uni doesn't have any abroad studying, I think I would be able to get in and I know that Sheffield uni is a better uni than Hallam...but I also want to visit Norway.Any advice?
Hi go.outslde

University of Sheffield alumnus here I would recommend checking with the Department of Geography whether study abroad is an option as part of the Environmental Science course. Their email address is: [email protected]. I did find this page for studying abroad on Geography (including Environmental Science), however I'm not sure whether this includes Norway. The Department will be able to give you the full information if you email them - they'll be happy to help.

You may also like to read about Careers and employability in the Department of Geography. Graduates have gone on to work in various different fields concerning the Environment and Sustainability, and many other areas. There's also Matthew's student profile - he studied BSc Environmental Science at Sheffield.

Sheffield also has many world-leading research themes in Biosciences that may be of interest, including Ecology and conservation; Evolution, behaviour and genomics; plant science; plants and photosynthesis; and more. Finally, there's great facilities - students have access to world-class laboratory and computing resources for biological research and are trained in specialist teaching laboratories. Biosciences at Sheffield is home to state-of-the-art facilities, including super resolution light, cryo-electron and atomic force microscopy, NMR and X-ray facilities, a Biological Mass Spectrometry facility and the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility, which provides molecular genetics facilities and training to the UK science community. We also have controlled environment facilities that can simulate any past, present and future climate, entomology resources, experimental gardens, leading equipment for DNA analysis, and the Alfred Denny Museum of Zoology on campus. There's also all of the Geography facilities too.

Hope that helps, and feel free to ask me any questions about studying at Sheffield!

- Danielle
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MA Historical Research 2020
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I really like the look of the environmental science course at Hallam since it has an exchange year abroad which sounds exciting. Sheffield uni doesn't have any abroad studying, I think I would be able to get in and I know that Sheffield uni is a better uni than Hallam...but I also want to visit Norway.Any advice?
Hi go.outslde

It's always tricky deciding which is the right choice for you, my advice would be go with your gut and what course ticks more of your boxes. All our courses offer an applied learning approach, meaning that you can go on work placements, field trips and have the chance for networking too! If you haven't already, you can watch student Eleanor talk about her experience on this course.

I would say my advice would be to compare the course content, compare the modules covered, identify which ones are the most interesting to you. Ask questions like:


How many lectures are there, and how much group work will be done in seminars?
What does the assessment at the end of each module look like? Exams, coursework, presentations, or a combination of all three?
Who are the tutors, and are they experts in areas you want to learn about?

We do have open days in July which might be worthwhile coming along to! So you can look at Hallam, the facilities and where you be studying.

Let me know if you have any other questions at all


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