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Study Mode Full-time
Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

Jewellery and Metalwork

Full-time Art and design

Passionate about making? Explore new and traditional approaches to produce jewellery, accessories and tableware.

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? W721
When do I start? September
Placement available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Develop your own creative practice through working in a supportive specialist studio learning environment.
  • Learn to identify and solve problems in jewellery and metalwork and other design industries.
  • Benefit from strong links with the Sheffield jewellery and metalwork industry.

This degree is designed to give you a specialist education in jewellery and metalwork design and creative practice. You will gain hands on interaction with materials and processes, preparing you for employment in the creative industry.

Student View

Watch student Paige Newall talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Jenny Hutton talk about this course.

This course is part of the Sheffield Institute of Arts — our creative community within Sheffield Hallam.

The course has a strong vocational focus. We encourage innovation and creativity, and you will be able to learn through exploring and experimenting with ideas and materials, and to develop your own personal line of enquiry through critical reflection.

You learn through

  • creative workshops
  • studio based project work
  • critique sessions
  • individual and group tutorials
  • seminars
  • field trips

Course leaders and tutors

Jenny Hutton
Jenny Hutton
Senior Lecturer, Design Course Leader BA Jewellery and Metalwork

I am course leader for the BA (Hons) Jewellery and Metalwork. I teach on all levels of the undergraduate degree in both the UK and on our collaborative course at the … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. The University supports you in finding and undertaking suitable placements. An alternative is an enterprise placement that allows you to practise as a self-employed designer for the placement duration. International Erasmus+ placements are also an option.

Live projects

You will work on live projects, some of which involve working directly with a client. In your third year, you complete self-directed study that allows you to develop a personal area of interest. By taking increasing responsibility for the management of your work, you are preparing for life as a professional designer.

Field trips

You can attend field trips to galleries, exhibitions and studios in the UK and Europe. These may incur additional costs.

Networking opportunities

The teaching team includes nationally and internationally renowned practitioners with a range of professional experience, supported by specialist technical staff and visiting lecturers, providing you with valuable networking opportunities.


During the course you have the opportunity to enter national design competitions, complete live projects and exhibit your work in professional shows.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as a

  • designer
Student success story

Jess started her business with the help of Sheffield Hallam. Now she has her dream career making bespoke wedding and engagement rings.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • well-equipped specialist workshops

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications (to include a relevant subject such as Art, Design or Graphics). For example:

  • BBC at A Level.
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.


  • English Language or literature at grade C or 4 or equivalent

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, in an art and design-related programme from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate

• Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art and Design) - pass

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend a selection event with a portfolio of work to demonstrate your ability. Find out about the selection process and how to produce a strong portfolio.

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: J&M Creative Practice 1 Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework
Module: J&M Materials & Making Credits: 60 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: J&M Creative Practice 2 Credits: 60
Module: J&M Creative Strategies And Skills Credits: 60
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: J&M Practice & Context Credits: 60

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Jewellery And Metalwork Emerging Practice Credits: 120 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Art and design courses (PDF)

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