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  • International Fees From

    £15,250 UG
    £15,750 PG

  • World Ranking

    104th in Times HE
    101-150th in Shanghai

  • Students

    17,000 UG
    9,000 PG

  • International

    19%

  • Employability

    93.9%

  • Accommodation

    from £101.85 p/w

Western Bank, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 2TN, United Kingdom

Sheffield is a city in South Yorkshire in the North of England.

Sheffield is a multicultural city with a rich heritage of theatre, museums and galleries. Over 60% of Sheffield’s entire area is green space and a third of the city lies within the Peak District National Park. Sheffield is about one and a half hour’s drive, just over 70 miles, from the coast.

Sheffield is just over one hour’s drive, or one hour and fifteen minute’s train journey time from Manchester airport, which is one of the UK’s major international airports providing flights to Dubai, New York, Paris and Singapore and more than 200 other destinations. Road and rail links are good and Sheffield is 167 miles from London.

Sheffield’s lowest average temperature is -.5 degrees in January and its highest average temperature is 21 degrees in July.

  • History

    The University of Sheffield is a research university. The University of Sheffield was formed by the merger of three colleges. In 1828 the Sheffield School of Medicine was founded. In 1879 the Firth College, to teach arts and science subject and the Sheffield Technical School which opened in 1884. The Sheffield Technical School was the product of local concern about the need for better technical training of the men responsible for running the great industries of Sheffield, particularly steelmaking.

    These three institutions merged in 1897 as the University College of Sheffield. In 1905 the University College received its Royal Charter and became the University of Sheffield.

    Location

    Most University buildings are within walking distance from each other and the campus is a very short walk from the city centre. The two out-of-town accommodation locations are both 20-25 minutes walk from the city and academic buildings along major thoroughfares and there is a frequent bus service.

    The University of Sheffield has a 24/7 Security Services team and there is a Campus Police Officer with particular responsibility for the welfare and safety of students.

    Ranking

    University of Sheffield is ranked 104th in the Times Higher Education rankings, it is ranked between 101-150 in the Shanghai Jaio Tong rankings. Sheffield university is a member of the Russell Group of universities.
    University of Sheffield is ranked =35th in the National Student Survey Satisfaction rankings.

    International

    Sheffield has a approximately 5,000 international students from more than 125 countries representing about 19% of all students.

    Pathway entry for international students-there are 2 organisations offering routes into degree course entry at Sheffield.
    For more information, please visit Pathway & Foundation page.

    Size

    Sheffield has approximately 26,000 students. 17,000 are undergraduates and 9,000 are postgraduates.

    Employment

    93.9% of Sheffield university graduates enter directly into work, further study or training within 6 months of graduation (source:HESA). A breakdown of post graduation employment by course, showing the split into professional/managerial positions, rather than general employment figures, is available from Unistats an independent source of university data. For more information, please visit the REF Information page.

    Facilities

    The University of Sheffield has more than 250 societies and clubs; these include economics, dance, music, faith groups and sports.

    The sports facilities have recently been upgraded. There is a high-tech gym, a 33-metre swimming pool, 45 acres of outdoor pitches, tennis, climbing wall, squash and badminton courts.

    Accommodation

    Sheffield has three accommodation locations – Endcliffe, Ranmoor and City – offering a range of room types for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

    The lowest price for a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities is £101.85 per week.
    An example price for catered accommodation is £186.45 at Stephenson.

    Cost

    International

    International undergraduate tuition fee examples – BA or BSc:
    Fees for full time undergraduate courses start at £15,250 for subjects such as English Literature, rising to £19,500 for subjects such as Psychology and and up to £19,500 for years 1 and 2 and £34,750 for years 3, 4 and 5 to study Medicine.

    International postgraduate taught tuition fee examples – MA or MSc:
    Full time masters (taught) postgraduate course fees start at £15,750 for Politics rising to £19,500 for subjects such as Advanced Metallurgy and up to £21,250 for Clinical Neurology.

    Subject Areas

    REF (Research Excellence Framework) was an independent government review conducted into the quality of research at UK universities and published in December 2014. This information highlights subjects of specialism within each university. We have listed all subject areas where at least 60% of the research conducted in these specific fields has been graded 3 or 4 stars. (4 stars being the highest ranking REF award). For more information, please visit the REF Information page.

    • Aeronautical, Mechanical, Chemical and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy
    • Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
    • Area Studies
    • Biological Sciences
    • Business and Management Studies
    • Chemistry
    • Civil and Construction Engineering
    • Clinical Medicine
    • Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
    • Computer Science and Informatics
    • Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
    • Economics and Econometrics
    • Education
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Metallurgy and Materials
    • English Language and Literature
    • General Engineering
    • Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology
    • History
    • Law
    • Mathematical Sciences
    • Modern Languages and Linguistics
    • Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts
    • Pathway Courses
    • Philosophy
    • Physics
    • Politics and International Studies
    • Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
    • Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care
    • Social Work and Social Policy and Administration
    • Theology, Religious Studies

    Online Courses

    The University of Sheffield offers distance learning options across more than 30 courses at Certificate, Diploma, PGCE, and Masters level. Subjects include Statistics, Public Health and World Music Studies.

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