Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's largest universities.

It’s based in the fifth biggest city in the UK with over 60,000 students - so there’s lots to do.

The university offers 19,000 student work placements every year with worldwide organisations like Nestle, Sony and Rolls-Royce, as well as the NHS and local businesses.

Sheffield Hallam specialise in health and social care, teacher training and sport, but have over 300 undergraduate courses across a range of subject areas.

Sheffield is a student city. It's one of the UK's most creative, lively, safe and inexpensive places to live. And in 20 minutes you can be in the middle of the countryside in the Peak District National Park. 


City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city


The university is composed of individual colleges


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

Alternative Provider
Alternative Provider

The university does not receive direct public funding

UCAS Code: S21

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 79%
  • Postgraduate 21%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 82%
  • Part Time 18%

Where students come from

  • UK 91%
  • EU 1%
  • Other 7%

Student gender

  • Male 46%
  • Female 54%

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities


  • The libraries are at the heart of university life, open 24 hours a day, all year round, offering study spaces, library information and support.
  • Students can access library resources, use the latest technology, and get expert support and guidance.

Student jobs

It’s easy to earn extra cash while studying at Sheffield Hallam.

Speak to careers advisors who will help you find part-time work off-campus, and in a range of jobs on campus from working in food outlets or the Union bar to representing your course at an open day.

Careers advice

Sheffield Hallam works with thousands of businesses, giving you unique experiences and the chance to make the contacts in your industry that will further your career.

Take advantage of partnerships with many major companies and organisations in the private and public sector including Network Rail, Microsoft, the BBC, SAP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Oracle, Marks & Spencer, Shell, HSBC, Cisco, and the NHS.

Whichever course you choose, you will have opportunities to apply your knowledge and learning to real projects.

Many students complete a placement, internship or consultancy project on their course.

As well as help finding part-time work, you can access free one-to-one support from career advisers, in person or by Skype, for up to five years after graduation

Health services

  • A dedicated practice team consists of 12 doctors, eight nurses, a health care assistant, attached healthcare professionals, administrative staff and receptionists. Together, they provide a full range of general medical services.

Counselling services

 Visit the university's website for information on counselling services. 

Disability support

You’ll have access to comprehensive disabled student support, including specialists in dyslexia, dyspraxia, mental health, deafness and support from the Autism Centre. You will be supported, whatever your circumstance.

Students' Union

The Students' Union is the voice of all students. You’ll be welcomed into a strong community of students from all backgrounds. You join the Students’ Union automatically when you start studying here. It is an organisation which allows you to make things happen.

The Students’ Union is run by students, for students. Every year you elect the officers and the president, who take a year out of their degree to represent you and your views.


There are hundreds of volunteering opportunities available through the Students' Union. It’s a great way to make a difference, whether you’re fundraising, caring for animals or teaching basic computer programming to children.

Join a society

You can join more than 100 student societies, covering all kinds of interests including debating, tea drinking and Harry Potter. It's a really good way to meet people with the same interests as you.

It’s a brilliant place to eat, drink and hang out. From the burger of the week at the Hideout to cut-price drinks at Coffee Union, the Students’ Union building is one of the best – and best value – places to eat and drink in Sheffield. 


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

Fascinating Fact

  • Sheffield Hallam University is pioneering fingerprint technology to help crime fighters of the future. New technology allows the identification of not just fingerprints, but materials from the surface of the skin and secretions from glands to give evidence of substances ingested by suspects.


Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield , S1 1WB