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MSc Speech and Language - Sheffield vs Leeds Beckett?

Hello everyone,

I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying the lighter days!

I was hoping to get some insight into 2 SLT masters courses. I’m trying to make a decision and would really appreciate hearing some people’s experiences (the good and the bad)!

I am looking at the MMedSc at the University of Sheffield and the MSc at Leeds Beckett University.

I have a few questions but would love any insight (about living, societies etc.) that people can give!

1. How medical/science orientated is the course at Sheffield? I love the sound of the university but worry about how intense the medical focus will be?
2. How many people were on your course?
3. I understand that any SLT masters is incredibly intense but how was the experience at the uni? I saw that Sheffield had more modules and placement hours and was curious about how people managed this?

Thank you so much and I really appreciate any help with this ☺️❤️
Original post by CuriousDoe
Hello everyone,

I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying the lighter days!

I was hoping to get some insight into 2 SLT masters courses. I’m trying to make a decision and would really appreciate hearing some people’s experiences (the good and the bad)!

I am looking at the MMedSc at the University of Sheffield and the MSc at Leeds Beckett University.

I have a few questions but would love any insight (about living, societies etc.) that people can give!

1. How medical/science orientated is the course at Sheffield? I love the sound of the university but worry about how intense the medical focus will be?
2. How many people were on your course?
3. I understand that any SLT masters is incredibly intense but how was the experience at the uni? I saw that Sheffield had more modules and placement hours and was curious about how people managed this?

Thank you so much and I really appreciate any help with this ☺️❤️


If you don't get any replies on TSR, have a look at the uni websites to see if they offer a 'Chat with a current student' option on the course page.
Reply 2
Original post by normaw
If you don't get any replies on TSR, have a look at the uni websites to see if they offer a 'Chat with a current student' option on the course page.


I will definitely look into that, thank you ☺️
Reply 3
Original post by CuriousDoe
Hello everyone,
I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying the lighter days!
I was hoping to get some insight into 2 SLT masters courses. I’m trying to make a decision and would really appreciate hearing some people’s experiences (the good and the bad)!
I am looking at the MMedSc at the University of Sheffield and the MSc at Leeds Beckett University.
I have a few questions but would love any insight (about living, societies etc.) that people can give!
1. How medical/science orientated is the course at Sheffield? I love the sound of the university but worry about how intense the medical focus will be?
2. How many people were on your course?
3. I understand that any SLT masters is incredibly intense but how was the experience at the uni? I saw that Sheffield had more modules and placement hours and was curious about how people managed this?
Thank you so much and I really appreciate any help with this ☺️❤️

Hey. As a student at the University of Leeds and being familiar with Leeds Becket, I can tell you that Sheffield is a better place reputation wise. I am a Law student and cannot answer your questions (sorry). But I would advise to choose Sheffield.
Original post by CuriousDoe
Hello everyone,
I hope you’re all doing well and enjoying the lighter days!
I was hoping to get some insight into 2 SLT masters courses. I’m trying to make a decision and would really appreciate hearing some people’s experiences (the good and the bad)!
I am looking at the MMedSc at the University of Sheffield and the MSc at Leeds Beckett University.
I have a few questions but would love any insight (about living, societies etc.) that people can give!
1. How medical/science orientated is the course at Sheffield? I love the sound of the university but worry about how intense the medical focus will be?
2. How many people were on your course?
3. I understand that any SLT masters is incredibly intense but how was the experience at the uni? I saw that Sheffield had more modules and placement hours and was curious about how people managed this?
Thank you so much and I really appreciate any help with this ☺️❤️

Hi,

I am in my 3rd year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Sheffield. Whilst I can't tell you about the course, I can tell you about studying in Sheffield. I have really enjoyed living here, the city has lots of green spaces such as the botanical gardens and Weston park. These are really nice to meet up with a friend or just to spend some time outside especially during the summer exam period. There are 4 libraries, 2 of which (The Diamond and IC) are open 24 hours so if you ever need a late night revising or completing an assignment, there's somewhere you can be to do that.
The university has over 300 societies, with a massive range of music, dance, sport, hobbies, as well as volunteering opportunities. There are also give it a go's that enable you to have a taster session before joining the society so you can try lots of things without committing to a membership.
If you have any questions about the course you can use the chat to us function to speak to current students: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/study/chat
Have you attended any open days? These are a great chance to see the uni and get a feel for the city as well as meeting your department and talking to lots of people.

Hope this is helpful, please let me know if you have more questions,
Lizzie (BSc Mathematics and Philosophy - University of Sheffield)
Reply 5
Original post by anna277
Hey. As a student at the University of Leeds and being familiar with Leeds Becket, I can tell you that Sheffield is a better place reputation wise. I am a Law student and cannot answer your questions (sorry). But I would advise to choose Sheffield.


Hey, now worries at all - thank you for taking the time to answer! It’s great to hear about everyone’s experiences and views ☺️
Reply 6
Original post by University of Sheffield Students
Hi,
I am in my 3rd year of an undergraduate degree at the University of Sheffield. Whilst I can't tell you about the course, I can tell you about studying in Sheffield. I have really enjoyed living here, the city has lots of green spaces such as the botanical gardens and Weston park. These are really nice to meet up with a friend or just to spend some time outside especially during the summer exam period. There are 4 libraries, 2 of which (The Diamond and IC) are open 24 hours so if you ever need a late night revising or completing an assignment, there's somewhere you can be to do that.
The university has over 300 societies, with a massive range of music, dance, sport, hobbies, as well as volunteering opportunities. There are also give it a go's that enable you to have a taster session before joining the society so you can try lots of things without committing to a membership.
If you have any questions about the course you can use the chat to us function to speak to current students: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/study/chat
Have you attended any open days? These are a great chance to see the uni and get a feel for the city as well as meeting your department and talking to lots of people.
Hope this is helpful, please let me know if you have more questions,
Lizzie (BSc Mathematics and Philosophy - University of Sheffield)


Hey Lizzie, thank you so much for your insight into the uni of Sheffield ☺️ that all sounds lovely! I’m visiting soon so will definitely check out some of the places you suggested

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