University of Sheffield

Request FREE information about this University & its courses

What will you receive if you complete this form
  • When we receive a completed form from you, we will email you to make sure we have fully understood what you want to know, if anything is unclear.
  • We will also confirm that the request for information has come from a parent/guardian, not a child (under 16). If this is unclear from the information provided, we will separately email the respondent and ask for a return email copying in a parent/guardian, or ask for added confirmation of the age of the respondent. If necessary, we will then verify the identity of the parent/guardian with a separate email requesting confirmation of this relationship before any further information is sought from the respondent and before any data is shared with any 3rd party (requested school/university). Also, all ongoing communications will be copied to the parent.
  • We will then email the right person within the faculty office of the chosen University or Boarding school admissions department, you want to make contact with, and copy you on the email, so you can see your request has been actioned.
  • The chosen University or Boarding school will then seek your permission (EU regulations, relating to EU data subjects) to send you the information you have requested and will make you aware of their own data protection policies.
  • If you have given permission for the Boarding School or University to contact you (EU regulations, relating to EU data subjects) we will ensure you get a reply from the University or School of interest.
  • We will then follow up with you to make sure your questions have been answered and you feel able to move forwards with your planning. 
  • We are happy to provide any further assistance we can offer at any stage of your application process to any UK educational institution featured on the site.
  • Please find a link below to our own privacy and data protection policy.
Request FREE information about this University & its courses
  • International Fees From

    £20,000 UG

  • World Ranking

    117th in Times HE
    101-150th in Shanghai

  • Students

    19,000 UG
    11,000 PG

  • International


  • Employability


  • Accommodation

    from £104 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.


    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.


    University of Sheffield is ranked 117th in the Times Higher Education rankings, it is ranked between 101-150th in the Shanghai Jaio Tong rankings. Sheffield university is a member of the Russell Group of universities.

    University of Sheffield is ranked 14th in the National Student Survey Satisfaction rankings (2019)


    Sheffield has more than 8,500 international students from over 154 countries, representing about 28% 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.


    Sheffield has approximately 30,000 students. 19,000 are undergraduates and 11,000 are postgraduates.


    95.1% 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.


    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.


    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 £104 per week.

    Catered accommodation is not available at Sheffield University.



    International undergraduate tuition fees:
    Fees for full time undergraduate courses start at £20,000 for Arts & Humanities subjects such as History, rising to £25,670 for Laboratory subjects such as Biomedical sciences, as well as other Science and Engineering degrees. Medicine – £38,050

    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.

    • Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy
    • Archaeology
    • Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
    • Area Studies
    • Biological Sciences
    • Business and Management Studies
    • Chemistry
    • Clinical Medicine
    • Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
    • Computer Science and Informatics
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • English Language and Literature
    • Geography and Environmental Studies
    • History
    • Law
    • Mathematical Sciences
    • Modern Languages and Linguistics
    • Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Physics
    • Politics and International Studies
    • Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
    • Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care
    • Sociology

    Online Courses

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

  • Sign up to get the best from the guide

    Get our monthly email newsletter

    Sign Up
    FutureLearn Limited