The University of Sheffield
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- 4.11 / 5.00
- 3.17 / 4.00
- 0.74 / 1.00
- 81.2 / 100.0
- 80.0 / 100.0
- 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.
- Sheffield's A level requirements range from AAA to ABB. Please refer to the university website for details.
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
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Type of Qualification:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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%
- 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.
- 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.
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