Sheffield Hallam University

  • Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Research Quality Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.76 / 4.00
  • Academic Services Spend Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Student Satisfaction Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.03 / 5.00
  • Facilities Spend Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    64.7 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    86.4 / 100.0
  • Good Honours Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    66.0 / 100.0


  • We can trace our history back to two colleges based in Sheffield in the 19th century.
  • These colleges later merged with Sheffield Training College and Sheffield Technology College to create Sheffield Polytechnic, which then became Sheffield Hallam University in 1992.
  • Since then, we have grown to become one of the largest modern universities in the UK.

Location and Transport

  • Based in England's fifth largest city. Major road and rail networks link Sheffield directly with the rest of the country and the city itself is served by excellent bus and tram services.
  • The City Campus is directly adjacent to Sheffield's central Passenger Transport Interchange at Pond Street, and is a two minute walk from Sheffield's main railway station.
  • There is a taxi rank outside the railway station and the journey time to Collegiate Campus is around 10 minutes.

Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements vary depending on the course. UCAS tariff points system used for undergraduate entry.
  • New students have an average of 300–320 tariff points.
  • Policy is to accept a range of qualifications, skills and enrichment activities, including work experience, life skills and non-traditional qualifications.

Student Mix

The 31,530 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 78%
  • Postgraduate 22%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 78%
  • Part Time 22%


  • UK 89%
  • EU 1%
  • Other 10%

Student gender

  • Male 44%
  • Female 56%

Course Flexibility

  • Offers a range of distance learning and part-time courses as well as well as traditional full-time courses.
  • A pioneer in the development of work-based learning. Many of our full-time undergraduate degrees include an optional paid placement year.
  • Support flexible patterns of study. Students can swap to part-time study mid-course.

Teaching Standards

  • Teaching is first rate. Top rated subjects: Maths, Nursing, Paramedical Practice, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Radiotherapy, Biosciences, Tourism, Transport & Travel, Planning, Housing & Regeneration, Engineering, Sport Science, Food and Nutrition, Law, Management.

Research Standards

  • 65% of research activity was rated as either world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
  • 18% of research gained the top rating of 4*, meaning it is world leading.
  • The university is in the top five of all modern universities based on research power (grade point average).
  • A distinguishing feature is the close coupling of academic research with knowledge transfer to business and industry, which links into teaching.
  • Particular strengths in architecture/built environment and planning, social affairs, art and design, and education research.
  • Business partnerships are of strategic importance, providing commercial opportunities and student work placement opportunities.

Academic Strengths

  • Successful balance between widening participation and retention.
  • Vocational courses promote employability, with strong employer links via placements. Course design aligned to employer requirements.
  • Forward thinking in terms of learning methods and techniques with students using the latest e-learning techniques to support their studies.
  • Sheffield Hallam works with around 59 professional bodies, and with business and industry leaders.

Undergraduate Courses

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Student Facilities

  • The university's two learning centres, located on both camuses, combine traditional academic library resources, electronic information resources, IT facilities and integrated learner support.
  • They are open seven days a week, 24 hours a day during semesters.
  • 4,500 PCs available for student use plus a loan laptop scheme.
  • Support services include counselling, a nursery, disabled student support, educational advisers, multi-faith chaplaincy, drop in study-practice service and a financial support team.
  • Business start-up services support budding entrepreneurs who are current students or recent graduates. Career advice is also available.

Disability Services

Get information on disability services at Sheffield Hallam:
  • Telephone and minicom 0114 225 3964, or fax 0114 225 2161.
  • Type talk, text 0800 500 888; voice 0800 515 152.
  • Text direct, text user 18001 + phone number; phone user 18002 + phone number.

Students' Union

  • Hallam Union is a multi-award winning union with a wide range of activities on offer which allow students to make the most their time at university, and equip them with skills and experience which will enhance their degree and CV ready for graduation
  • There are more than 60 different societies, from film to belly dance, and more than 40 sports clubs.
  • More than 700 students are involved in Hallam Union volunteering projects, two of which recently won the coveted Inspire Mark for working with youngsters around the 2012 Olympics.
  • The Advice Centre provides independent, non-judgemental and free information and advice on any issues that students may encounter.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The Careers and Employment Service helps students to find work on and off during term time.
  • As a thriving city there are many opportunities for part-time vacancies across Sheffield.

Careers Guidance

  • A dedicated Careers and Employability Centre at the University's City Campus provides support and advice for students and recent alumni.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

  • Sheffield Hallam is made up of two campuses within easy walking distance of each other, which linked by a range of privately owned student accommodation.
  • Over the past ten years the university has invested about £110m in its estate with the aim of creating spaces that are innovative, flexible, safe and sustainable.
  • The award-winning £27m Heart of the Campus building opened in autumn 2014, providing a home for law, psychology sociology and politics students.
  • The £30m new Charles Street development at City Campus will open in 2016 providing a home for the Sheffield Institute of Education.
  • Other recent investments have included £7m on our cutting-edge learning centres; £13m on the Robert Winston Building where healthcare teaching takes place; the Cantor Building, commended for its sustainable technology in the 2010 RIBA Sheffield Design awards; and significant investments in student support services.
  • The university has also been awarded £10m for the development of high quality engineering and science facilities, due for completion in 2017.
  • The university has refurbished Sheffield's iconic Head Post Office building which opened its doors to students in 2016, providing a new and inspiring home for Sheffield Institute of Arts.
  • Sheffield Hallam is one of the best performers in the sector in terms of sustainability.

Notable Alumni

  • Nick Park CBE, BA Fine Art 1980  – animator, creator of Wallace and Gromit.
  • David Strettle, BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science 2005 – England rugby international.
  • Leon Taylor, HNC Business and Finance 2008 – Olympic silver medallist diver.
  • Jacqui Oatley, PgD Broadcast Journalism 2003 – British sports broadcaster for BBC Sport.

Further Details

Address Sheffield Hallam University City Campus Howard Street Sheffield S1 1WB
UCAS Code S21
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