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

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

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)

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

Sports Business Management Foundation Year

Sport & Exercise Science Foundation Year

Sports Coaching Foundation Year

Physical Education & School Sport Foundation Year

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