• Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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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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    4.01 / 5.00
  • Research Quality Research Quality

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

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    2.76 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.16 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects Graduate Prospects

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

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    68.5 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    73.5 / 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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    86.2 / 100.0

Sheffield Hallam is modern university with a long and proud history, and a commitment to transforming lives. The university prepares its students for the future, and creates knowledge that provides practical solutions to real world challenges.

Entry Requirements

  • Entry requirements vary depending on the course.
  • UCAS tariff points system used for undergraduate entry.
  • The university accepts a range of qualifications, skills and enrichment activities, including work experience, life skills and non-traditional qualifications.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • The university offers a range of distance learning and part-time courses as well as well as traditional full-time courses.
  • Sheffield Hallam is a pioneer in the development of work-based learning, and many full-time undergraduate degrees include an optional paid placement year.
  • Flexible patterns of study are supported; students can swap to part-time study mid-course.

Student Services and Facilities

  • The university's 2 learning centres, located on both campuses, combine traditional academic library resources, electronic information resources, IT facilities and integrated learner support, open 24/7 during semesters.
  • 4,500 PCs are available for students, along with a loan laptop scheme.
  • Support services include counselling, a nursery, 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.

Disability Services

  • Please refer to the university website for details of disability services.

Students' Union

  • The award-winning Hallam Union provides a wide range of activities, allowing students to make the most their time at university and equipping them with skills and experience to enhance their degree and CV ready for graduation.
  • There are more than 80 different societies, from film to belly dance, and more than 40 sports clubs; and over 700 students are involved in Hallam Union volunteering projects, many of which support the city's communities.
  • The Advice Centre provides free, independent, non-judgemental 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 during term time; as a thriving city, Sheffield offers many opportunities for part-time work.

Careers Guidance

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

Student Mix

31,483 students in 2015–16:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 78%
  • Postgraduate 22%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 80%
  • Part Time 20%

Where students come from

  • UK 90%
  • EU 1%
  • Other 9%

Student gender

  • Male 45%
  • Female 55%


  • Sheffield Hallam University can trace its history back to 2 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, the university has grown to become one of the largest modern universities in the UK.

Notable Alumni

  • Nick Park CBE – animator, creator of Wallace and Gromit.
  • David Strettle – England rugby international.
  • Leon Taylor – Olympic silver medallist diver.
  • Jacqui Oatley – sports broadcaster for BBC Sport.

Further Details

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