New three-year placement degree launches at Hallam

11th May 2017

An innovative new accelerated degree that builds a placement into a three-year course is set to launch at Sheffield Hallam University.

The unique programme will be available for a number of hospitality, tourism and events courses starting in September 2017. Students will be able to complete a degree with a placement in three years rather than four as they will be working and studying simultaneously. They will complete a 'learning in the workplace' semester during their second year where they will work and study at the same time, with academic lessons carried out remotely during allocated study periods while on placement. The degree they are awarded will reflect that they have carried out a relevant placement. The programme has been launched after a successful pilot scheme with the historic Stanley Hotel in Colorado earlier this year. Sixteen International Hospitality Management and International Hotel and Resort Management students started their semester-long placement in February. Dr Emma Martin, Head of the Department of Service Sector Management, said: "We are delighted to announce this innovative and flexible new degree programme which is a pioneering way we are working with the hospitality, tourism and events industries to break down the traditional boundaries between the classroom and the workplace. "This is the type of learning experience many of our students want, given the vocational nature of these industries. "It also highlights Sheffield Hallam's ambition to be a university for the real world, shaping futures by working innovatively with businesses to ensure our students are prepared for their careers."

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