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About Sheffield Hallam University

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The institution:

Sheffield Hallam University is one of the UK's largest universities, located at the heart of Sheffield which has 60,000 students living in the city.

Offering a wide range of courses across undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the University prides itself on its applied learning. They offer 24,000 placements and real-world projects every year with over 1,000 organisations like the BBC, Sony, Rolls-Royce and the NHS.

They're one of the UK's largest providers of health and social care courses, teacher training, and sport and physical activity.

Postgraduate study:

Sheffield Hallam University offers a diverse range of postgraduate courses with a variety of different ways of learning. You will get a hands-on course with a real industry focus, helping you to stand out from the crowd when it comes to your career.

A postgraduate course at Sheffield Hallam will help you specialise in your chosen field, continue to study something you’re passionate about or even change career. It can also increase your earning potential by over £5,000 a year (Destination of Leavers in Higher Education Survey for academic year 2016/17) and funding is available to help you.

You can fit your studies around your life - whether that’s your work, your family or your commute. Take advantage of 24-hour libraries and an on-campus nursery.

Sheffield Hallam is one of the largest providers of Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) teacher training in the UK with over 600 partner schools, colleges and educational establishments.


Sheffield Hallam University is a top 5 modern university for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014) with an international reputation in key research areas such as materials science, art and design, sports science and engineering, biomedicine, and economic and social research.

The University's research strategy focuses on three high-impact platforms: Enabling Healthier Lives, Building Stronger Communities and Driving Future Economies. These are areas where new challenges demand innovative and boundary-breaking solutions, and where success can drive significant improvements to the lives of individuals and communities over the world.

To achieve that success the University is investing in work that creates new multi-disciplinary teams and seizes new opportunities in emerging areas. Their ambition is to magnify the spirit of discovery and collaboration, and embed it in the world’s leading applied university – ensuring that, through their teaching, every new contribution to knowledge is passed down to the next generation.


Students have access to a wide range of services and support both during their time at the university, and five years after graduating. These services range from accommodation and financial support, health and wellbeing, academic and life skills, faith and spirituality to a specialist support for students with particular life circumstances, such as carers and mature students.

In their first few weeks, students meet three dedicated advisers for guidance through their university experience, whether support is needed for studies, personal advice or career development. They also have access to The Skills Centre which offers a range of group lessons, workshops and self-study resources to help them refine and develop their skills.

The University has invested over £100 million in new facilities over the last five years and over the next five years will be investing £220m in their campuses.

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Facts and figures
  • Number of students: Over 8500