The University of Sheffield is home to world-leading research, excellent teaching and a vibrant international community. It’s ranked 75th globally and 13th in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2019). World-class teaching and research attracts nearly 30,000 students from 144 countries.
The University has an illustrious history – its origins can be traced back to 1828 with the Sheffield School of Medicine. The University of Sheffield was officially founded in 1905 when the School of Medicine, Firth College and Sheffield Technical School merged.
Home to more than half a million people, Sheffield is a vibrant city with a reputation for being friendly and welcoming. It’s centrally located in the UK – Manchester can be reached by train in 45 minutes and London in two hours. It’s among the top 10 most affordable UK university cities (2018 NatWest Student Living Index).
The university features in the top 50 most international universities in the world (Times Higher Education 2018). It launched the award-winning #WeAreInternational campaign to highlight the huge contribution which international students make to the culture, city and community.
The university is highly regarded for its research – the latest Research Excellence Framework assessed 99% of research as internationally recognised, excellent or world-leading. Sheffield has five academic faculties:
- Arts and Humanities
- Medicine, Dentistry and Health
- Social Sciences
The university is among the top 5 UK universities for overall student experience (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2013-18). The university’s Students’ Union has been voted the best in the UK for 10 consecutive years (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2009-2018). It offers a range of support services and part-time work opportunities as well as restaurants, cafes and bars.