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The University of Sheffield

Location Western Bank, Sheffield, GB, Sheffield United Kingdom
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Ranking

# 95

QS World University Rankings
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206

Undergraduate programs
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537

Postgraduate programs
International

11090

International students

Located in the city of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, the University of Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. The University is a red brick university and a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.

The University of Sheffield is a leading research institute, with a world-renowned reputation for success, initiative, and excellence. It is home to outstanding research facilities, such as The Diamond; an £82 million state-of-the-art learning environment designed to provide innovative and invaluable education and skills to all students. The award-winning Students’ Union has been voted the best in the UK and offers more than just social life and entertainment. It’s there to represent the students, to offer support and provide the services that students want.

The University has a rich record of achievement, including six Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and staff.

Today, the University is tackling complex global issues by taking academic research and turning it into real-world solutions. The University’s four flagship institutes are changing the world in the areas of sustainable food, healthy lifespan, energy and neuroscience.

Outside of the University itself, which ranks among the top in the UK for student experience, students at Sheffield can enjoy a thriving, cultural city with a reputation for being friendly and inexpensive. The city also benefits from its close proximity to the Peak District, a national park and area of outstanding beauty.

The University of Sheffield offers 350 different courses, across 75 different subject areas. The University also offers preparation programmes for international students and a range of scholarships to support high-achieving international students.

Located in the city of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, the University of Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. The University is a red brick university and a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.

The University of Sheffield is a leading research institute, with a world-renowned reputation for success, initiative, and excellence. It is home to outstanding research facilities, such as The Diamond; an £82 million state-of-the-art learning environment designed to provide innovative and invaluable education and skills to all students. The award-winning Students’ Union has been voted the best in the UK and offers more than just social life and entertainment. It’s there to represent the students, to offer support and provide the services that students want.

The University has a rich record of achievement, including six Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and staff.

Today, the University is tackling complex global issues by taking academic research and turning it into real-world solutions. The University’s four flagship institutes are changing the world in the areas of sustainable food, healthy lifespan, energy and neuroscience.

Outside of the University itself, which ranks among the top in the UK for student experience, students at Sheffield can enjoy a thriving, cultural city with a reputation for being friendly and inexpensive. The city also benefits from its close proximity to the Peak District, a national park and area of outstanding beauty.

The University of Sheffield offers 350 different courses, across 75 different subject areas. The University also offers preparation programmes for international students and a range of scholarships to support high-achieving international students.

University information

The University of Sheffield has been welcoming students from all over the world for many decades and has a lot of experience in assessing and understanding the many different international qualifications. Visit the country pages to see more information on acceptable qualifications for specific countries. Specific grades, subjects and English language requirements vary by course and more information can be found on the university website

English language requirements

The university accepts a range of different English language qualifications. The English Language Teaching Centre offers pre-sessional English language courses for those who need to improve their English levels to meet the entry requirements for their undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

Undergraduate

Sheffield accepts a range of different international qualifications for direct entry onto undergraduate courses. If students do not meet the requirements, they can apply for one of the university’s pathway programmes.

To apply for an undergraduate course, students need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Sheffield’s UCAS code is S18 SHEFD. There is no campus code.

Postgraduate Taught

Holders of a good bachelor’s degree from a recognised university will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or master’s programmes. Students applying for a postgraduate taught or master’s course can apply using the online application form. The university’s most popular courses receive many more applications than study places available.

Postgraduate Research

Holders of a good bachelor’s degree and a good master’s degree from a recognised university will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate research programmes.

 

GMAT - Masters

Minimum score

580

Maximum score

GPA - Masters

Minimum score

3

Maximum score

IELTS - Masters

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

TOEFL - Masters

Minimum score

80

Maximum score

SAT - Bachelors

Minimum score

1200

Maximum score

GPA - Bachelors

Minimum score

3

Maximum score

ATAR - Bachelors

Minimum score

85

Maximum score

94

IELTS - Bachelors

Minimum score

6

Maximum score

TOEFL - Bachelors

Minimum score

80

Maximum score

We’re continually investing in our campus and facilities to ensure we provide a high quality learning environment with access to all of the resources and technology you need.  

There are five libraries available to students, with the university's Information Commons and Diamond offering 24/7 study facilities.

Our Information Commons library has 1,300 learning spaces, considerable technology support and over 100,000 books and 500 computers.

The Diamond, a multidisciplinary teaching facility offers a range of independent and shared study spaces, computer and specialist engineering labs as well as an extensive library collection. It also features sector-leading creative media facilities including private editing booths and a full TV studio.

Accommodation

The University of Sheffield guarantees to find students a place in their accommodation for the duration of their studies, providing they meet a few simple conditions. All university accommodation includes a private bedroom and free Wi-Fi. The majority of rooms are en-suite so students will have their own bathroom and WC.

Sports

University sports are open to everyone. There are many sports and exercise opportunities for you to get involved in, regardless of your ability, commitment level or past experience.

You can also join our fitness centre, Sport Sheffield to get access to a variety of fitness classes and sports facilities, including a high-tech gym, swimming pool, tennis and squash courts and sports pitches.

Faith support

Our religious advisors and chaplains offer care and support to all students, whatever your beliefs and there are places of worship for those of all faiths including Muslim prayer rooms on campus. 

Total students

27,840

UG students

66%

PG students

34%

International students

11,090

UG students

42%

PG students

58%

Total faculty staff

3,463

Domestic staff

67%

Int'l staff

33%

Student life

Sheffield is a vibrant and modern city in the heart of the UK. Home to more than half a million people, it has all the facilities you’d expect of a major UK city – restaurants and bars, cinemas, theatres and live music venues, museums and galleries, and independent and brand-name shops. The city also boasts lots of green space, including over 200 parks, gardens and woodland such as the Sheffield Botanical Gardens and Weston Park which are both a short walk from the main campus. Sheffield is a welcoming and friendly city, and it’s one of the UK’s most affordable university cities. 

Amazing student experience

The Students’ Union is number one in the UK (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019) and provides a range of clubs and societies, events, activities and volunteering opportunities to enhance your student experience. 

Outstanding support

The university has a wealth of experience and knowledge when it comes to supporting international students, both before they arrive and throughout their studies. Across the university, there are expert advisors who can answer any questions, whether students would like to know more about scholarships, courses, accommodation, or what it’s like to live in Sheffield.

The University of Sheffield is ranked number one in the north of England for graduate employability (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020). You can access our Careers Service throughout your degree and for up to three years after you graduate. 

Whatever your career ambitions, we offer opportunities for you to develop your personal and professional skills and experience alongside your degree. Our Careers Service runs large fairs on campus for employers who are actively looking to recruit our students. You can also meet employers when they deliver on-campus events or workshops. 

Our careers advisors run support sessions on topics such as how to write a CV and improving your interview technique. Online, we have an extensive range of resources to support you in finding the right career path and maximise your potential.

Rankings & ratings

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #66
  • 2014
    #=71
  • 2015
    #69
  • 2016
    #80
  • 2017
    #84
  • 2018
    #=82
  • 2019
    #=75
  • 2020
    #78
  • 2021
    #93
  • 2022
    #95

Ranking criteria

61.6
Overall
60.4
Academic Reputation
57.9
Employer Reputation
66.8
Faculty Student Ratio
44.5
Citations per Faculty
83.7
International Faculty Ratio
98.1
International Students Ratio

Available programs

The University of Sheffield offers undergraduate courses in a range of subject areas including arts and humanities, business, engineering, law, medicine, dentistry and health, science and social sciences. 

Whatever subjects’ students choose to study at the university, they will be taught and supervised by world-leading teachers, researchers and practitioners. Academic staff at the university are experts in their fields, and in the latest Research Excellence Framework 99% percent of Sheffield’s research was rated as internationally recognised, excellent or world-leading. As a Russell Group university, teaching is driven by our research expertise and Sheffield is ranked 22nd in Europe for teaching excellence (Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019). 

During their time at Sheffield, students are encouraged to manage their own time to build upon vital organisational skills and prepare for the world of work. In addition to becoming specialists in their chosen subject, students will develop their problem-solving, research, analytical, team working, and leadership skills, as well as increasing their confidence, and becoming resilient and adaptable.

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As a world top 100 university, a degree from Sheffield will be recognised and valued by employers all over the world. Academic staff at the university are experts in their fields, and in the latest Research Excellence Framework, 99% percent of Sheffield’s research was rated as internationally recognised, excellent or world-leading. As a Russell Group university, teaching is driven by our research expertise and Sheffield is ranked 22nd in Europe for teaching excellence (Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019). 

We offer postgraduate taught courses in a range of disciplines including arts and humanities, business, engineering, law, medicine, dentistry and health, science and social sciences. The university works closely with business, industry, the arts, government and non-governmental organisations to make sure you develop the skills you need. 

Our approach to teaching reflects the real world. We’ll show you how to manage your own work and there are opportunities to work in teams and develop leadership qualities. You’ll learn about new and emerging fields of study, technology and practices. Most importantly, you’ll gain a perspective on the real world implications, such as complex ethical debates surrounding developments in your specialist field.

The University of Sheffield is at the forefront of international research in a broad range of subject areas. We offer a wide range of research programmes in a variety of subject areas and a number of departments offer a PhD with an integrated masters.

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