Sheffield Hallam University

For students preparing for a sporting future, Sheffield Hallam University is here to help you harness the power of sport.

Sheffield Hallam University provides student-athletes from all backgrounds with the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed at whatever they choose to do.

With Sheffield Hallam, you’ll study at a carefully selected University with accredited scientists and experienced professionals from the world of sports management, marketing, coaching, exercise science and nutrition.

Sheffield Hallam University courses are taught by leading experts who deliver cutting-edge, research-informed teaching.  Staff hold prominent positions within sport federations, governing bodies, and international sport boards, opening networking opportunities for students to gain ‘hands-on experience and real-world capability’. With a global reputation for offering applied programmes, Sheffield Hallam students graduate with the skills and practical competencies that employers require within the diverse, global sport industry.

Degree Course Options

BA (Hons)

Business Management

Throughout this course you’ll learn how to lead businesses, manage teams or hone your business specialism. You’ll innovate and make a positive impact.

You’ll study business models from a broad variety of sectors – championing environmental, social and ethical practices while exploring the future challenges posed by cultural, digital and technological change.

Given the fast pace of change, the course explores a wide range of modern market challenges and the strategies you’ll need to create a thriving business. You’ll learn to drive positive change in an organisation, to develop collaborative teams who optimise business performance – plus how to assess markets, analyse business performance and realise lucrative opportunities.

  • Study the business management strategies that make iconic brands successful.
  • Specialise in routes such as entrepreneurship, global business and sustainability.
  • Embrace the future challenges of cultural, digital and technological change.
  • Explore opportunities to learn a new language, start a venture or join a student society.
  • Apply your learning to placements, internships, real-world consultancy and opportunities to study abroad.
  • Join an international community of business leaders, researchers and students.

Throughout your learning journey, you’ll experience a range of dedicated support, such as:

  • Access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development.
  • Access to our Skills Centre with one-to-ones, webinars and online resources.
  • Free access to office and studio space, expert workshops, freelance opportunities and a vast business network ready for you to tap into.
  • Career support for up to five years after graduating.

The course prepares you for a career in a vast range of sectors and career paths, such as:

  • Manager, director or executive roles
  • Business consultancy
  • Growth leadership
  • Teaching or lecturing
  • Entrepreneurship

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work at prestigious local and global brands, including:

  • IBM
  • McLaren
  • National Grid
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Royal Bank
  • Cooperative Bank
  • Asda
  • BMW
  • Caterpillar
  • Clipper

LLB (Hons)


On this course you’ll learn and apply the law practically. You’ll gain valuable experience in at least one of the following settings: the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice, on-campus legal service providers, or with external organisations. While developing excellent legal knowledge and skills, you’ll shape your degree around your interests, values and aspirations – preparing you for graduate careers in and beyond the legal sector.

  • Develop critical understanding of the law and its practices.
  • Explore how justice and order is fostered in societies.
  • Gain experience at our Legal Service Clinic and Hubs and work on live client cases.
  • Work with law firms and legal and social-justice providers.
  • Consider the global reach of law, with opportunities for UK and international placement.

On the Sheffield Hallam Law course you’ll learn how to understand, critique and create knowledge and information. You’ll also develop and practise key skills and attributes essential for future work – challenging and confirming your personal and professional values to become an active citizen within a diverse society. This approach will prepare you for challenges and opportunities across our global society.

Future careers

This course prepares you for careers in: 

  • The legal profession (including as a solicitor or barrister)
  • Business and entrepreneurialism
  • Human resources
  • Financial services
  • Teaching
  • Higher education
  • Public sector
  • Regulatory services
  • Law enforcement and probation

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for:

  • The Probation Service
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • DLA Piper
  • Environment Agency
  • Lincoln House Chambers
  • South Yorkshire Police
  • NatWest
  • Slaughter & May
  • Begbies Traynor
  • Aquinas College
  • CMS

BA (Hons)

Professional Policing

On this course, you’ll prepare for the fast-moving world of policing. Following a specially developed curriculum licensed by the College of Policing, you’ll study a wide range of theoretical and legislative subjects to help you develop into an excellent applicant for a career in policing.

  • Join a course that’s licensed by the College of Policing.
  • Learn from experienced policing professionals and academics.
  • Make a positive impact at our Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice.
  • Develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge for twenty-first century policing.
  • Engage in lawful, safe, and effective front-line policing, exploring ethical practices, human rights and justice.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in:

  • Police services
  • The criminal justice system
  • Criminology and law-related careers
  • Public service
  • Investigations
  • Intelligence
  • Data analysis
  • Social justice
  • Victim support
  • Civil service and local government
  • Voluntary work
  • Research

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for:

  • Greater Manchester Police and other Police forces
  • The Probation Service
  • Teaching within education

*Completion of this degree does not guarantee employment as a police officer or police staff

BSc (Hons)

Computer Science

Develop a deep understanding of practical computation, including key concepts in the machine learning domain. You’ll become a programmer who understands and can build upon the fundamental principles behind the software that underpins modern society across a variety of platforms and domains using different programming languages.

  • Gain the skills needed to write software for a diverse range of industries
  • Develop complex software and systems using analytical and mathematical approaches
  • Understand the fundamental principles behind the software that powers our world

This course is accredited byBCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer/Chartered Scientist.

This course prepares you for a career in:

  • software development
  • web-based applications
  • mobile app development
  • systems and IT support
  • project management
  • IT consultancy

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • 3Squared
  • Capita
  • Plusnet
  • Raspberry Pi Foundation
  • SkyBet

MEng (Hons)

Mechanical Engineering

This course prepares you for diverse engineering roles – with a practice-based approach to mechanical science, design, systems, engineering practice, materials, and manufacture. You’ll emerge as a highly-skilled graduate – ready to provide optimal and sustainable solutions to future problems across the industry.

  • Become a professional mechanical engineer from day one.
  • Apply your skills by completing industry-linked projects and placements.
  • Develop the techniques to design, analyse, simulate and test mechanical systems.
  • Create engineering solutions for the optimal performance of mechanical systems.
  • Enhance your versatility with multidisciplinary insights into mechanical engineering.

This course is designed for you to gain experience as a professional engineer from day one, developing technical and professional skills from the very start. The multidisciplinary nature of mechanical engineering means you’ll work collaboratively with professionals from other engineering disciplines, further enhancing your versatility in the field.

This course prepares you for a career in:

  • Mechanical design
  • Mechanical system/structural analysis
  • Energy/power
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Manufacturing and production
  • Automotive industry
  • Aerospace industry

BSc (Hons)


Join Sheffield Hallam University’s highly-regarded and successful Architecture department where you will developing a range of practical and technical skills. You’ll learn to think creatively and communicate effectively on a range of exciting projects — preparing you for your future career.

  • Study a pioneering course in the field of sustainable architecture and design.
  • Realise your creative potential to evolve environmental and sustainable architecture for the 21st Century.
  • Explore social and political issues of architecture through design projects set within a broad range of rural and urban contexts.
  • Study the culture, history and theory of architecture to inform your design projects.
  • Learn digital modelling and CAD to the most up-to-date industry standards.

This course is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board for exemption from RIBA Part 1 examinations.

Design projects are the core of the course, and a significant part of teaching takes part in the design studio.

You will learn to conceptualise, analyse and develop your creative imagination, applying this to design problems which increase in complexity throughout the course. Design projects simulate the real-world skills used in architectural practice.

Year 1 has a small-scale and domestic focus with an emphasis on environmental principles and three-dimensional investigation through making and drawing.

Year 2 has a larger urban scale and international focus and is designed to expand knowledge, imagination, confidence and skills. The year is centred on a European field trip.

Year 3 has a strong social and environmental focus with design projects located in the UK.

You learn through:

  • weekly studio-based design tutorials
  • lectures and seminars
  • practical workshops
  • field trips within the UK and Europe
  • digital classes
  • visits to important architecture and places
  • visits to current architectural practices
  • lectures and talks from practicing architects
  • specialist consultants from industry

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as:

  • an architect
  • in your own company as a chartered architect
  • in architecture practices in the private and public sector in the UK, Europe and internationally
  • construction companies
  • digital design and management
  • environmental consultants
  • construction project management or design management
  • property development
  • teaching in colleges or universities
  • third sector and charitable organisations

BA (Hons)

Graphic Design

Prepare yourself for a career in the expanding field of graphic design through projects which respond to social, technological, economic and political challenges. By the end of the course, you’ll have the professional skills and knowledge to start your career in graphic design and create design solutions for the future.

  • Develop the knowledge, skills and attributes of graphic design practices that reflect your values, interests and career aspirations.
  • Apply your skills in creative projects with professional and academic tutors and a rich industry network.
  • Experiment with traditional and future-facing analogue and digital technologies in our purpose-designed studios.
  • Showcase your work to the public and industry professionals via presentations, competitions and exhibitions.

You’ll be encouraged to develop your personal identity and unique style through a portfolio of practical work and active involvement in the industry, design identity and community. This work will demonstrate your unique strengths and interests to future employers when you graduate.

You’ll explore design practices such as:

  • Typography and type design
  • Brand and visual identity
  • Publication design
  • Digital product design
  • User experience (UX)
  • Design for visual arts
  • Exhibition and installation design
  • Motion and narrative storytelling

This course prepares you for careers and future study in:

  • Graphic design
  • User experience (UX) design
  • Designing for environments and 3D spaces
  • Editorial and digital publishing
  • Motion graphics and animation
  • Illustration and printmaking
  • Branding and visual identity
  • Advertising
  • Design strategy and policy making
  • User research
  • Account directing
  • Graphic design for film and TV
  • Typography and type design
  • Digital product design

BSc (Hons)


Are you fascinated by human behaviour and the mind? The Sheffield Hallam University BSc Psychology course examines what drives behaviour – from brain physiology to epigenetic interactions, acquiring and developing cognitive skills, social influences and individual differences in personality and motivation.

Explore the science of thoughts, feelings and behaviour on this highly regarded, expert-led course – with three specialist routes and accreditation from the British Psychological Society.

You’ll graduate ready to change lives.

This psychology degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and gives eligibility for the graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC) with the BPS.

  • Dive into psychology and discover what makes us human.
  • Develop your research skills and learn about life-changing initiatives.
  • Specialise in forensic or developmental psychology, or clinical, counselling and psychotherapy.
  • Test theories and boundaries with state-of-the-art equipment and research facilities.
  • Collaborate with leading researchers, placement organisations and fellow students.

On this course you’ll benefit from and contribute to research-led learning. You’re taught by experts whose projects and life-changing research you can assist. Along the way you’ll develop your own research skills while getting involved in an array of student and staff-led research – everything from knife crime to smart water. You and your research can make a real impact on society as a whole.

This course prepares you to complete professional training in:

  • Clinical psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Occupational psychology
  • Health psychology
  • Forensic psychology
  • Counselling psychology
  • Sports psychology

It also prepares you for a career in:

  • Teaching
  • Local government
  • Civil service
  • Industry and commerce
  • Education
  • Careers and counselling
  • Legal and advice work
  • Social work
  • Social research
  • Personnel and human resources
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Management

The skills you’ll develop during your degree will enable you to successfully transition into a much more comprehensive range of potential career paths.

BSc (Hons)

Criminology and Psychology

Gain a criminological and psychological perspective on the causes and consequences of crime, the criminal justice system, and ways of treating and managing offenders. By studying both criminology and psychology, you’ll gain a broad, multi-disciplinary understanding of criminological and psychological theory, and how to apply this knowledge to real-life experiences, human behaviour and workplaces.

Sheffield Hallam staff are actively engaged in criminological and psychological research. Researchers work in fields as diverse as health and wellbeing, language and education, social policy, political theory, social inequalities, the criminal justice system, and many more areas across the scope of psychology, sociology and politics. As a result, they offer up-to-date teaching and course content of the highest standard, covering topics with real-world implications.

Their academics bring a wealth of knowledge and skills from professional practice across the criminal justice and psychological sectors, including the police, prison service, probation, youth organisations, mental health settings and charity sectors.

  • Experience award-winning teaching recognised by the British Society of Criminology.
  • Work with our Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice to address ethical and social justice issues.
  • Gain expertise in topics like policing, prisons and forensic psychology.
  • Improve your employability through work placements and international study opportunities.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in:

  • Mental health
  • Psychology
  • Social justice
  • Social research
  • Service projects
  • Offender rehabilitation
  • Academia
  • The charity sector

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for:

  • Charitable organisations
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Civil service and local government
  • Drug and alcohol charities
  • HM Prison and Probation service
  • Ministry of Justice
  • The police service
  • Victim support
  • Youth work

BA (Hons)

Criminology and Sociology

Gain a comprehensive understanding of criminological and sociological perspectives, on the causes and consequences of crime, the criminal justice system and societal structures. Through this interdisciplinary approach, you’ll gain an understanding of human behaviour and societal dynamics. Sheffield Hallam students graduate with a broad foundation for careers in criminal justice, social justice and related sectors.

Explore criminological and sociological perspectives on crime, deviance and marginalisation to help you make a positive impact on local and global society.

  • Experience award-winning teaching recognised by the British Society of Criminology.
  • Gain experience at the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice.
  • Develop expertise in criminology, sociology, social justice and global human rights.
  • Improve your employability through work placements and international study opportunities.

The dedicated staff of Sheffield Hallam university bring a wealth of practical experience, having worked in various areas of the criminal justice system, such as prisons, probation, and the police. Many are also actively engaged in cutting-edge criminological research, ensuring that your education is current and delivering real-world impact.

You’ll have the opportunity to engage with external partners and practitioners, gaining the contemporary knowledge, skills and attributes you need for a professional career in the criminal justice or social justice sectors. Our goal is to prepare you for further professional training or equivalent pursuits.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in:

  • Citizens advice work
  • Community liaison work
  • Drug and alcohol services
  • Police services
  • Prison services
  • Probation services
  • Social work
  • Social research (academic, government, charity)
  • Victim support work
  • Youth work

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for:

  • Housing and social care professions and sectors
  • Local and regional councils
  • Police services
  • Sheffield Drug/Alcohol Domestic Abuse Coordination Team (DACT)
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • The Magistrates Court
  • The Ministry of Justice

BSc (Hons)

Cyber Security

On this course, you’ll develop a deep understanding of practical cyber security – including key concepts of networks, applications and systems. You’ll become a cyber security practitioner who understands and can build upon the fundamental principles – providing complex cyber defences to solve real-world problems.

  • Learn how to provide in-depth cyber defences.
  • Develop your knowledge of network and application cyber security.
  • Understand the principles behind the tools and techniques used to secure data.
  • Create complex technical solutions to real-world security problems.

This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in 

  • information security
  • incident response analysis
  • information security analysis
  • penetration testing
  • security architecture
  • IT security engineering
  • security systems administration
  • IT security consultancy

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for companies such as 

  • 3Squared
  • Cisco
  • Citrix
  • Exponential-e
  • F-Secure
  • G-Research
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • IBM
  • Info-Assure
  • NextGen Security
  • Sec-1
  • Servelec Group
  • Sky

BSc (Hons)

Cyber Security with Forensics

  • You will study fundamental cyber security topics, including principles of security, computing, architecture and networking, databases, and programming. You’ll also gain industry certifications such as the Cellebrite Certified Operator (CCO) certification and the Nuix Workstation Forensics Practitioner Foundations and Core certifications.

    • Develop the skills to design and secure complex information systems.
    • Learn to respond appropriately to security incidents by gathering evidence.
    • Understand the legal and regulatory environment around complex information systems.
    • Study the principles employed in cyber security and digital forensics.
    • Use the latest digital forensics software and technologies employed in industry.

    Future careers

    This course prepares you for a career in

    • cyber security analysis
    • digital forensics consultancy
    • security consultancy
    • information security analysis
    • information security
    • incident response analysis

    Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for dedicated security and forensics companies, law enforcement agencies and large-scale businesses and industries such as

    • 3Squared
    • Cisco
    • Citrix
    • CYFOR
    • Exponential-e
    • F-Secure
    • G-Research
    • Hewlett-Packard
    • HSBC
    • IBM
    • Info-Assure
    • Intaforensics
    • NextGen Security
    • Sec-1
    • Serious Fraud Office
    • Servelec Group
    • Sky
    • South Yorkshire Police
    • West Yorkshire Police

BA (Hons)


Take this exciting opportunity to shape your own path through the study of English language, literature and creative writing.

This is an exciting opportunity to study all three areas of English at Sheffield Hallam university. You’ll debate a dynamic variety of literary texts, explore the relationship between language and society, and develop your creative voice across a range of genres. If you’re enthusiastic about all areas of English, then this is the course for you.

  • Gain expertise in a wide variety of English topics.
  • Learn from an expert team of researchers and practising writers.
  • Choose your direction of study and discover the topics that fire your interest the most.
  • Team up with professionals and apply your skills in placements and projects.

By studying English, you’ll develop a range of skills in critical and creative problem-solving. You’ll learn to communicate your ideas persuasively and embrace alternative perspectives. Working to set briefs and deadlines, you’ll also gain practical skills in research, time management and planning.

As you progress, you can choose to specialise in one of the disciplines or continue to combine all three.

This will equip you for a career in a variety of fields:

  • marketing, communications and media
  • publishing, arts and heritage
  • local and regional government
  • the charity sector
  • education
  • social work

BA (Hons)

Sports Journalism

On Sheffield Hallam’s Sports Journalism course you learn how the sports department of media organisations operate, how to produce news stories, match reports, commentary, preview features, opinion pieces and personality profiles and how to research and plan sports coverage for radio and television broadcasts. You will gain an understanding of public relations and media liaison techniques, such as how to devise and organise media opportunities and how to write web pages, press releases, news items and promotional material.

Throughout the course you will examine the ethical, legal and regulatory context in which sports journalists work and learn about the historical and cultural significance of sport. You will learn how to produce content for print, web, social media, radio and TV audiences.

  • Learn how to gather, organise, write and present sports news, features and commentary to a professional standard across a variety of platforms.
  • Gain a critical understanding of the historical, cultural and global context of sport
  • Equip yourself with the skills necessary to enter a competitive industry as a freelance sports journalist. You will examine the ethical, legal and regulatory context in which sports journalists work and learn about the historical and cultural significance of sport. You will learn how to produce content for print, web, social media, radio and TV audiences.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in:

  • newspaper sports journalism
  • broadcast sports journalism
  • sports public relations
  • online sports journalism
  • magazine sports journalism

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for:

  • Talk Sport
  • Liverpool FC TV
  • Charlton Athletic FC
  • Everton Football Club
  • Leeds Rhinos
  • Perform
  • National Golf Magazine
  • Sheffield Star
  • William Hill TV
  • Chesterfield Football Club
  • Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

BSc (Hons)

Sports Business Management

Prepare for an exciting career in the sports industry on a course with excellent industry ties and a strong graduate network.

  • Learn from the best on a course developed with industry experts.
  • Work with well-known organisations on live projects and work placements.
  • Gain transferable skills for other industries.

This course prepares you to take advantage of the many opportunities resulting from the continuing expansion of the global sport economy. You’ll learn how management and business is applied in the industry by working with a variety of organisations across the sports sector – including sports councils, national governing bodies, such as the English Football Association (the FA) and professional clubs.

This course prepares you for a career in:

  • international, regional and national sporting bodies
  • professional sports clubs and leagues
  • major venue and facility management
  • event management
  • sports consultancy
  • sport-related government agencies
  • partnership, sponsorship and marketing
  • research and insight
  • facility operations and outsourcing suppliers
  • local authority and voluntary sector sport
  • sports goods manufacturing and retail

The course also enables you to develop the transferable skills needed to pursue graduate roles in general business and other sectors.

BSc (Hons)

Sport and Exercise Science

Apply the science of sport and exercise to athletes and the public to improve both performance and wellbeing.

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of how scientific methods can be used in sport, exercise and health.
  • Explore a range of theories and concepts in sport and exercise science.
  • Develop important laboratory skills in physiology, psychology and biomechanics.

Work with well-known sporting organisations and examine how the disciplines of scientific research can be used to improve the performance of athletes. You’ll explore how important physical activity and exercise are for a healthy lifestyle in different populations. Performance analysis, strength and conditioning are all areas with growing career opportunities.

This course prepares you for a career in:

  • applied sports science
  • strength and conditioning coaching
  • performance analysis
  • exercise referral

BSc (Hons)

Sport Coaching

Further develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of how to become a successful professional sports coach.

  • Learn to coach in a variety of contexts and settings, with a range of different facilities.
  • Explore and experience the world of work in a sports environment, either in the UK or abroad.
  • Benefit from a teaching team who combine active coaching with coach education, employment and development experience.

On this course you’ll develop the skills to prepare you for a range of potential careers in sports coaching, whether in performance or participation-focused roles. You’ll learn the behaviours expected and needed for working in schools, sport governing bodies, and professional or commercial sport and physical activity settings.

This course prepares you a career in:

  • professional sport clubs, commercial sport providers or sport governing body organisations
  • physical education roles in schools
  • commercial organisations, delivering physical literacy or sport-specific programmes.
  • physical activity and strength & conditioning roles in universities, colleges or sport and leisure centres
  • management of coaching teams or programmes

BSc (Hons)

Physical Education and School Sport

Develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of physical education and school sport, enhancing your ability to apply them in a variety of educational settings.

  • Develop your understanding of the National Curriculum for Physical Education (PE) in primary, secondary and further education.
  • Put yourself in a strong position to apply for teacher training and postgraduate study.
  • Develop the interpersonal skills you’ll need to practice in educational and managerial settings.
  • Explore contemporary issues that influence the wider context of PE and school sport.

PE teachers can transform young people’s lives. On this course you’ll prepare for a rewarding career by studying physical education and school sports – including practical activities, sport science, sociology, philosophy, research and developing professional practice.

This course prepares you for a career in:

  • secondary education
  • primary education
  • further education
  • leadership and managerial roles
  • project management
  • the police
  • the armed forces

Foundation Year Courses

Business Management with Foundation Year

Computer Science with Foundation Year

Sports Business Management with Foundation Year

Sport & Exercise Science with Foundation Year

Sports Coaching with Foundation Year

Physical Education & School Sport with Foundation Year

Sport Coaching

Bringing The Best of Football & Education Together

World-class football coaching for international student-athletes.