• 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.

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

27,926 students in 2015–16:

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
S10 2TN
UCAS Code S18