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The University of Sheffield

Studying at the University of Sheffield means you’ll get the future that follows a degree from a top 20 UK university (Complete University Guide 2024). You’ll see how world-leading research enhances our teaching and changes lives – starting with your own. You’ll also experience three unforgettable years at a Russell Group university in one of the best student cities in the UK.  

An international outlook

Learning alongside 30,000 students from over 150 countries means your experience at Sheffield will be truly international. We’re a global community with an international outlook – it’s why we’re among the top 50 most international universities in the world (according to data from the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.) 

The best student experience

Experience all that student life has to offer at the number 1 Students’ Union (voted the best in the UK by WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2017-23). While you’re here, you can join one, or all, of over 400 student societies and 60 sports clubs.

Learn from the experts

You’ll learn from academics conducting life-enhancing, world-changing research – the innovators in your subject. They’ll help you to shape the world we live in and get the best start to your career. 

Your career starts here

Boost your career prospects – join the 8th most targeted university by employers. Sheffield is 17th in the UK for graduate employability. Get tailored careers advice and leave university with the skills, confidence and experience you need to pursue the future you want. 

4th in the UK for job prospects 

Student Crowd 2023 

17th in the UK for graduate employability

Student Crowd University League Table and Rankings 2022

Our partners

The expertise of our people means we partner with governments, multinational companies and charitable foundations from across the world. They include Unilever, Boots, AstraZeneca, GSK, ICI, Slazenger, Rolls Royce, and Boeing to name a few.

The city of Sheffield

The city of Sheffield is diverse, green and inclusive, with real character. It’s the big city vibe that feels like home. It’s also the UK’s third most affordable city. 

With over 250 parks and woodlands, 4.5 million trees and numerous renewable energy sites, Sheffield is leading the way to a sustainable future – both nationally and globally.

Postgraduate taught

Choose from over 300 taught postgraduate courses in a wide range of subject areas including social sciences, engineering, arts and humanities, science, medicine and dentistry. Register your interest in studying at a top 20 UK university (Complete University Guide 2024). Join us at a postgraduate event

Postgraduate research 

World-leading projects take place here every day. Whatever your research interest might be, we have a broad base of expertise to help you realise your ambition. Explore current topics, and find PhD projects and supervisors.

Open Events

Interested in postgraduate taught study? Book on an online open day or attend a range of events throughout the year to find out what makes studying at Sheffield special. Join us at a postgraduate event. You can register your interest and we’ll let you know when bookings are open.  

Proud of our history, focussed on the future

We’re a University with a proud history of making things happen. From pioneering the first use of penicillin in 1930, to our current researchers developing a lifesaving drug for the treatment of ovarian and breast cancer. We also have six Nobel prize winners amongst our former staff and students. 

Be welcome. Be the person you want to be. Be the best at what you do. 

Contact us 

Call us on +44 114 222 8030

Phone lines are open Monday to Friday, 1pm to 4pm UK time.

Chat to us online

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