• 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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    4.11 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

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

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    3.17 / 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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    0.74 / 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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    81.2 / 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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    80.0 / 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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    94.4 / 100.0

The University of Sheffield is a leading Russell Group university, founded over 100 years ago. It is renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of its research-led learning and teaching. Famous for its excellent student social life in a unique city.

Entry Requirements

  • Sheffield's A level requirements range from AAA to ABB. Please refer to the university website for details.

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.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • The majority of courses offer the chance to study abroad for a semester or a year as part of the degree.
  • There is a strong emphasis on module choice and collaboration between departments with a wide range of dual degrees available.
  • Most courses allow students to tailor their degree to suit their own interests.
  • Some courses offer a year in industry, and some offer employment experience as part of the degree.

Student Services and Facilities

  • Award-winning Information Commons centre with 500 PCs, wireless access throughout, open 24/7.
  • The university library contains 1.3 million books and journals, with access to a further 435,000 e-books and e-journals.
  • 1,609 computer workstations available for student use.
  • Free access to the Internet and email on campus, as well as off-campus access to files and email via the university portal.
  • The Diamond building includes specialist engineering teaching facilities, library services and social spaces, including a café.
  • The award-winning Student Services Information Desk (SSiD) is the first place to go for information, help, support and advice and is staffed by a friendly, professional, team who are trained to help deal with questions and concerns.

Disability Services

  • For students with a long-term condition or impairment that can affect the ability to study, the university can provide specialist support for the duration of their studies.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Students' Union

  • The highly-rated Students' Union is run by students, for students, providing practical help and support along with entertainment.
  • With over 300 student clubs and societies.
  • Club nights and live music events all year round, along with bars, cafes, shops and a cinema.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • The Careers Service runs Jobshop, a walk-in service based in the union, advertising vacancies for students.
  • The Students’ Union itself employs over 500 students every year.

Careers Guidance

  • Right from the first year of a student's degree, the Careers Service can help them work out what they want to do and how to get there.
  • Specialist advisers show students what employers are looking for and how to market themselves – not just their skills and subject knowledge but also their personality and achievements outside the classroom.
  • The service also provide opportunities throughout the course to meet employers offering placements, jobs and work experience.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 70%
  • Postgraduate 30%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 90%
  • Part Time 10%

Where students come from

  • UK 69%
  • EU 5%
  • Other 26%

Student gender

  • Male 49%
  • Female 51%


  • Granted Royal Charter in 1905 and opened by King Edward VII.
  • Winner of four Queen's Anniversary Prizes in 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2007.
  • Former staff and alumni include six Nobel Prize winners.

Notable Alumni

  • The Rt Hon David Blunkett – former MP for Sheffield Brightside.
  • Stephen Daldry CBE – director of films Billy Elliott, The Hours, and The Reader. Artistic Director of Royal Court Theatre (1992-1998)
  • Jessica Ennis – Olympic Heptathlon Champion, London 2012. European Heptathlon Champion, Barcelona 2010. World Heptathlon Champion, Berlin 2009.
  • Joanne Harris – award-winning author of books including Chocolat.
  • Eddie Izzard – comedian, actor.
  • Amy Johnson – pioneering aviator of the 1930s.
  • Sir Harry Kroto – Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1996.
  • Vanessa Lawrence CB – Director General of Ordnance Survey.
  • Hilary Mantel CBE, FRSL – author and winner of the Man Booker Prize 2009.
  • Helen Sharman OBE – Britain's first astronaut.

Further Details

Address The University of Sheffield Western Bank Sheffield S10 2TN
UCAS Code S18