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About University of Sheffield

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About University of Sheffield

Sheffield is a world top-100 university , where you can learn from internationally recognised academics in outstanding facilities and make your home in one of the best cities in Britain for student life.

A member of the Russell Group with over 8000 postgraduate students, Sheffield is one of the UK’s powerhouse research universities. We invest in ambitious, interdisciplinary research projects and the way we teach gives you the freedom and support you need to achieve great things.

Academic excellence

Pursue the extraordinary

We offer over 300 taught postgraduate courses in a wide range of subject areas including social sciences, engineering, arts and humanities, science, medicine and dentistry.

At Sheffield, you will be taught by experts. We will nurture passion for your subject and show you how to use what you learn. Employers around the world know that a masters from Sheffield is the mark of someone they can trust.

World leading research

We use our research power to tackle big problems: global issues such as climate change and sustainable energy. We're reinventing engineering, changing the landscape of urban regeneration, protecting the vulnerable and standing up for freedom of expression.

As a PhD student at the University of Sheffield you are part of our Doctoral Academy . You're welcomed into a supportive community and treated as a colleague. You’ll gain free, personalised skills training, expert careers advice and become part of an inspiring, collaborative group of researchers from across the disciplines.

Future career prospects

The combination of academic excellence and personal skills offered by Sheffield graduates makes them highly sought after in the employment market around the world.

The University’s research partners and clients include: Boeing, Rolls Royce, Unilever, Boots, AstraZeneca, GSK, ICI, Slazenger, and many more household names, as well as UK and overseas government agencies and charitable foundations.

Strong links with companies like these guarantee the relevance of Sheffield’s degree programmes and equips graduates for careers at the cutting edge of their chosen field.

“Siemens is an organisation that thrives on innovation, and long experience proves that Sheffield graduates are especially well attuned to the challenges and opportunities that we present to them”


Sheffield invests millions to create the right environment for students. That means the best equipment and facilities – and the freedom for students to do things their own way.

The Information Commons is open 24-7, has full wireless access, over 100,000 of the most in-demand books, over 500 PCs and a 70-seat cafe. There are also two other library sites on campus: Western Bank and the Health Sciences Library. Together, it means access to 1.4 million books and journals and over 2,200 study spaces.

Take a look at our Campus Masterplan to see how we’re transforming our public spaces to create the best possible environment for all our students and staff.

Fees, funding and alumni rewards

The latest tuition fees can be viewed on most course pages . You can also use the postgraduate Taught Fees Calculator to work out how much your course will be.

Access our Postgraduate Funding Table or alternatively our Student Funding Calculator to find out more about the sources of finance available to you.

Sheffield graduates can benefit from a 10% Alumni Reward discount on postgraduate tuition fees.

The city

Sheffield is a city like no other. A city of stunning landscapes – the greenest in Europe, creative, welcoming, stubbornly independent, rich in culture and history, but with a modern outlook and a million things to see and do.

On top of all the other good things about Sheffield, it's an easy place to get to. Sheffield is on all the mainline train routes across the UK. The National Express nationwide coach service has connections from around the country. And there are trams that run across the city all day making it easy to get around.

International Students

Considered one of the top 100 ‘most international’ universities in the world (Times Higher Education 2016) we are home to a thriving community of over 7000 international students from 143 countries. Our reputation attracts the best students from around the world. A Sheffield qualification is recognised internationally and gives you an edge in the global careers market.

Visit our dedicated International pages to see how you can join our global community

Postgraduate Open Days

Our Postgraduate Open Days in November and February are a great opportunity to:

  • Talk to academics and current students about your subject area
  • Get expert advice on fees, funding and scholarships
  • Meet staff from our range of support services
  • Take a tour of campus and our city
  • Find out how and when to apply
  • Explore postgraduate career opportunities.

To book your place, please visit our website.

How to apply

The quickest and easiest way to apply is by using our Postgraduate Online Application Form, found on our website.

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