Sheffield

Study PhD's in Sheffield, United Kingdom

Sheffield at a glance

Sheffield is a famously friendly student city, big enough to be declared an important economic and cultural spot, but keeping the atmosphere of a small and cosy village. Students coming from over 140 countries choose Sheffield to study abroad, as local universities are part of UK’s Russel Group of leading research institutions and have partnerships with famous international companies and UK and overseas research and government agencies. Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. Sheffield’s name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city.

Studying

Studying in Sheffield

As universities offer only programmes that are taught in English, IELTS is the main English language qualification required for applying to university at any degree level.

Fields of study that you can apply for Bachelor’s degree, Master and PhD programmes are: accounting, archaeology, biochemistry, business management, languages, computer science, economics, engineering, politics, law, linguistics, medicine, sociology, software engineering, creative writing, commercial real estate, criminology, international relations, marketing and more.

You can also enrol in several MBA, executive MBA, Master of Science and part-time PhD courses. In one university, you can apply anytime for Master’s and PhD programmes.

The online (distance) learning degree courses are mostly available for subject areas like: dental health, childhood education, English studies, health care, nursing, communication, music education, mathematics.

Career

Career opportunities in Sheffield

Stated among one of the best cities to locate a business in UK, Sheffield’s most prosperous industries are: steel production, coal mining, retail, manufacturing, real estate and energy production.

Major employers in Sheffield include: Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, Snarbor, Auto Trader UK, Hays, Arm Holding, Oxfam, Apple, Atkins, Aviva.

Students will find plenty of internship opportunities in several fields within local companies, as universities have extended partnerships with many multinationals.

Life

Sheffield city life

With over 250 parks, woodlands and gardens in the city, Sheffield is truly one of the greenest cities in Europe, offering you many places to relax. Sheffield offers also many leisure activities to art and music lovers, as well as to sport fans.

Notable attractions in Sheffield are:

  • Sheffield City Hall
  • Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
  • Weston Park Museum
  • Millennium Galleries
  • Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet – an Ancient Monument
  • Sheffield Botanical Gardens
  • The Peace Gardens
  • The National Centre for Popular Music

Sheffield is home to the world's oldest football club, so you can watch matches of the local team. Other sport events you can attend involve cricket, rugby, hockey or golf.

Enjoy a concert in one of the many live music venues, listen to classical music at the Sheffield Symphony Orchestra, or see a play at the famous Lyceum Theatre and the Crucible Theatre.

You have a large number of pubs, bars, nightclubs and restaurants to choose from when you go out at night and savour the typical British dishes and socialise with the locals.

Sheffield hosts a number of festivals, among them, the Grin Up North Sheffield Comedy Festival, the Sensoria Music and Film Festival and the Tramlines Festival.

If you are curious to see more cosmopolitan cities, you can always take trips to London, around two hours away, or to Manchester, only one hour away by train.

International atmosphere in Sheffield

Around 10 % of the total population of Sheffield is born overseas; ethnic population belongs to Irish, Asian (Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Chinese), African and Arab people.

Since Sheffield was declared among the top ten best cities to locate a business in UK, several international business people have invested here and specifically companies involved in software consultancy services have located or set offices in the city.

Weather Sheffield

Sheffield has four distinct seasons, with moderate cold winters and warm summers. The average minimum temperature in January and February is 2 °C (35 °F), although the lowest temperatures recorded in these months can go down to -10 (14°F). Average high temperatures in July, the hottest month are around 21 °C (70 °F). In terms of precipitations, December is the wettest month, while July is the driest.

Universities in Sheffield

Choose Sheffield Hallam, and you'll join a community of students and staff who are serious about academic achievement. Whatever course you choose, you will be inspired by excellent teachers, work with leading employers, and take part in a huge variety of extra activities.

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