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College of Social Sciences and Arts

Our academic and research focus is on the arts and humanities, ‘space and place’, the applied social sciences and education. We are the fourth biggest provider of teacher training in the UK. Teaching and research staff work together with professional services colleagues to support the delivery of courses, research and other income generating activity across these areas of specialism.

The college is led by Professor Chris Wigginton, Pro Vice-Chancellor. It consists of the academic departments of:

and the Sheffield Institute of Education, which includes the academic departments of:

and an institute-wide Centre for Development and Research in Education (CDARE).

Our active research profile also includes the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) and in June 2016 we launched the Sheffield Institute for Policy Studies (SIPS). SIPS provides a gateway into policy research at Sheffield Hallam, a space for fostering interdisciplinary collaboration to address contemporary social and economic challenges.

The largest of the three colleges at Sheffield Hallam University, we are home to around 9,000 students and 700 staff.

We are proud of our established links with the public, voluntary and private sectors. Our work with clients, professional bodies and collaborating organisations is varied and individualised, from schools, colleges and theatres to large multinational companies. We value the opportunity these offer us to inform and improve our approach to teaching and research, as well as how they positively boost the profile of the University and our students and staff.

Continuing professional development is widely supported for all our staff and we strongly encourage innovative collaboration within the faculty, across the University and beyond.

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