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The University of Sheffield

Location

Western Bank, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Ranking

# =105QS World University Rankings

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42Undergraduate programs

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58Postgraduate programs

Tuitionfee

21,500 GBPTuition Fee/year

About The University of Sheffield

University of the Year 2024 - voted by our students


Studying at the University of Sheffield means you’ll get the future that follows a degree from a Russell Group University. You’ll see how world-leading research enhances our teaching and changes lives – starting with your own. You’ll also have an unforgettable experience in one of the best student cities in the UK. These are just a few reasons our students voted us the University of the Year (Whatuni Student Choice Awards, 2024). 


An international outlook

We're a global community with an international outlook. You'll learn alongside 30,000 students from over 150 countries, meaning your experience at Sheffield will be truly international.

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.

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About The University of Sheffield

University of the Year 2024 - voted by our students


Studying at the University of Sheffield means you’ll get the future that follows a degree from a Russell Group University. You’ll see how world-leading research enhances our teaching and changes lives – starting with your own. You’ll also have an unforgettable experience in one of the best student cities in the UK. These are just a few reasons our students voted us the University of the Year (Whatuni Student Choice Awards, 2024). 


An international outlook

We're a global community with an international outlook. You'll learn alongside 30,000 students from over 150 countries, meaning your experience at Sheffield will be truly international.

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.

Upcoming Events

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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.


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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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.


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Master

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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. 

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Student life

The best student experience


Our student experience is unrivalled. Not only did our students vote us University of the Year, our Students’ Union was voted the best in the UK for the seventh year running, and we were named best for student life (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2024). While you’re here, you can join one, or all, of over 400 student societies and 60 sports clubs.

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 one of the UK’s most affordable cities. 

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.

Sheffield - your university city

Your career starts here

Boost your career prospects – we’re one of the top 20 universities targeted by employers (The Graduate Market in 2023, High Fliers report). You’ll receive tailored careers advice and leave university with the skills, confidence and experience you need to pursue the future you want.


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.

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

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International Students

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One of the important factors when considering a master's degree is the cost of study. Luckily, there are many options available to help students fund their master's programme. Download your copy of the Scholarship Guide to find out which scholarships from around the world could be available to you, and how to apply for them.

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Rankings & ratings

The University of Sheffield is one of the top public universities in Sheffield,, United Kingdom. It is ranked #=105 in QS World University Rankings 2025.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #66
  • 2014
    #=71
  • 2015
    #69
  • 2016
    #80
  • 2017
    #84
  • 2018
    #=82
  • 2019
    #=75
  • 2020
    #78
  • 2021
    #93
  • 2022
    #95
  • 2023
    #=96
  • 2024
    #104
  • 2025
    #=105

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