University of Sheffield
About us

We’re a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities. Our outstanding performance for excellent teaching and research, as part of a genuinely global community, is consistently confirmed by international independent assessments.

We’re among the top 50 most international universities in the world, according to the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University is ranked 48th in the world and 14th in the UK.

We’re 22nd out of 250 universities in Europe in the first international ranking to measure the quality of teaching across the world, the Europe Teaching Rankings.

Our Students’ Union has been voted the best in the UK four years in a row by the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017).

Study with us

Make Sheffield the start of something special. When you study here you get one of the best student experiences in the UK.

Our teachers understand the link between research and its real-world applications. Their work drives positive change, empowering people and making communities stronger.

They want to pass on their knowledge, their enthusiasm, and their professional standards, to you. They want you to challenge you to achieve your very best and have a rich, rewarding career that makes a positive difference in the world.

Our teachers and support staff work hard, bringing your subject to vivid life in lectures, seminars and practicals.

Our job is to prepare you for life after university. That’s why there are also usually opportunities to get out of the classroom and explore the world beyond your subject and apply what you learn.