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University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield



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One of the UK´s leading universities known for world-class teaching and research excellence across a wide range of disciplines.

  • Over 185 years of academic excellence
  • In the world top 100 universities
  • Over £250 million investment in our buildings and facilities
  • Voted top 3 in the UK for student experience for past 6 years

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The University of Sheffield is one of the UK´s leading universities, with over 27,000 students from over 140 countries. The University of Sheffield was founded in 1905. A member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of leading research-led institutions, we have a reputation for world-class teaching and research excellence. You can study a wide range of subjects, including business, management, politics, law, architecture, engineering, science, medicine and dentistry.

We are in the world's top 100 universities. We are ranked 80th in global rankings and 16th in the UK. We are one of the top 100 most international universities in the world. Our University has produced five Nobel Prize-winners in Medicine and Chemistry.

We are a leading UK university for student experience, having been voted the No.1 Russel Group University and 3rd in the UK for student experience, in the 2017 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. Our Students’ Union has been voted number one in the UK for the past 9 years.

Sheffield is one of the most popular cities for students in the UK. It's England's fourth largest city. It is a friendly, safe and affordable place to live. The city is located in the centre of the UK. It has good transport links and is close to the Peak District countryside. Our University campus is a mixture of the traditional and modern. It stretches from the city centre towards Sheffield's green suburbs.

Academic Strengths

The University of Sheffield is at the forefront of world research. As a result, the latest developments in each discipline inform our teaching. Unified by the power of discovery and understanding, staff and students are committed to finding new ways to transform our world. We are in the UK’s top 10 per cent for research, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). 99% of Sheffield staff who took part in the REF were involved in internationally recognised, internationally excellent or world-leading research.

The National Student Survey ranked Sheffield third in the Russell Group for its excellent student learning experience.

We work in partnership with other leading universities, governments and multinational companies to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the world today. The University’s research partners and clients include Boeing, Rolls Royce, Unilever, AstraZeneca, Glaxo SmithKline, Siemens, Airbus and many more household names, as well as UK and overseas government agencies and charitable foundations. They invest millions of pounds in collaboration with our University. We believe in knowledge with application. We run the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing, which is a prime example of our strong relationships with global organisations.

Why Sheffield?

Employers know that our graduates have more to offer in today’s global workplace. A degree from the University of Sheffield is not just about improving your knowledge of your subject. From your first day on campus, there are so many opportunities for you to make the most of your experience here and feel part of our University and our city. You can develop your skills and interests, meet more people, learn more about other cultures and ultimately have more to offer an employer later on.

The University's international reputation means that your degree will be highly valued. Help is available from our first-class University Careers Service throughout your course to help you get your career off to a flying start. We have a network of successful graduates around the world building their careers in well-known companies and organisations, such as Rolls-Royce, Boeing, GKN and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The University of Sheffield International College

If you're concerned that you're not quite ready for study at the University of Sheffield, the University of Sheffield International College has foundation and pre-masters programmes for international students who want to study with us. The College has two pathways:

  • Business, Law and Social Sciences
  • Science and Engineering

While we're preparing you for your studies, you'll be part of campus life at the University, enjoying the same benefits and social life as other Sheffield students.

Find out more

Find more information on the courses we offer for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

See what some of our current international students have to say about studying at our university.

The International team are here to help you. We are always happy to give advice and assistance to anyone interested in studying here. We can also put you in contact with a current Sheffield student from your country, so that you can put your questions to them and get their views on student life in Sheffield.


Key facts

  • In the UK's top 10 per cent for research, according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • First in the UK for the quality of research in subjects allied to healthcare, three subjects ranked in the top three and six other subjects ranked in the top five.
  • Five Nobel Prize-winners in Medicine and Chemistry.
  • Ranked in the top 3 in the UK for the past 7 years in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey
  • £250 million invested in our buildings and facilities – including £81 million state of the art multidisciplinary teaching facility, The Diamond, a £23 million learning resource centre, Information Commons, the £21 million Engineering Graduate School, £11.5 million in a world class Management School building, and £20 million in our student services building.
  • Award-winning number one Students' Union in the UK for nine years running
  • International partnerships include Worldwide Universities Network (USA, Europe and China) and the White Rose Consortium
  • A leading UK university for student experience, having been voted the No.1 Russel Group University and 3rd in the UK for student experience, in the 2017 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.
  • University of Sheffield’s Students’ Union has been voted number one in the UK for the past 9 years.
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Anonymous 5

Msc.-The English Way

Sheffiled Uni is a brilliant place to be. Both to study and to chill out, its great.

Kolaiced, India 4

front door experience 2012

Quiet a good choice for a nano course. You get to enjoy not one but the joy of studying in two different universities. In University of Sheffield you get to enjoy the quiet serene lifestyle and in University of Leeds you read full review
Prateek05, India 5


The experience at Sheffield University is very pleasant. Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful. The best thing about the university is its library which is called "Information Commons". It has a huge collection of b read full review
Uday Nair, India 5

A Review of my experience at University of Sheffield.

I had to leave my previous job at an executive level to become a student at University of Sheffield Management, I was a bit nervous of the whole situation which got nerve cracking looking at the Impact of recession in UK read full review
Rasshad, India 5

Intellectually Stimulating Life @ Sheffield

The year at The University of Sheffield has been one of the most wonderful and full of learning so far. Some of the best thing about studying at Sheffield is highly learned faculty members who share with you their years read full review
Yashwant, India 4

Exciting way of learning

My career was progressing very well, but I realised that, as I moved up the corporate ladder, I needed to keep learning and sharpening my skills and competencies, thus I enrolled my MBA at University of Sheffield. It gav read full review
Harjot, India 5

Regular lectures exceeded my expectations

My course, I would say work hard during your A levels. Try to do a lot, A LOT of medical related work, it is almost an unsaid pre-requisite. Prepare for the interview. For Engin and BM, same thing, work hard, show u are read full review
Marie, United Kingdom 5



Anokhee, India 5

Fantastic year abroad!

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Vini, India 4

A university with CLASS

I would say, Never miss the chance to study at University of Sheffield, it’s got the Class!! The program was worth the tuition fee and my professors were at their best!

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