University profile

University of Sheffield

2024/25 edition

About University of Sheffield

Postgraduate taught online open day

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At the University of Sheffield you’ll get research-led teaching, a Russell Group university, a student experience you won’t forget, and the best start to your career.

A UK top 20 university
Complete University Guide 2024

At Sheffield, you’ll study alongside 30,000 students from over 140 countries. Get ready to make friends from all over the world. Become a global citizen. Sheffield is among the top 50 most international universities in the world.

Top 50 most international universities
(Times Higher Education World University rankings 2023)

Experience all that student life has to offer at the UK’s best Students’ Union. Join one, or all, of over 350 student societies and sports clubs.

No 1 Students’ Union in the UK
(WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2017-23)

Shape the world we live in. Learn from academics conducting life-enhancing research - the innovators in your subject.

92% of research is rated world-leading or internationally excellent
(Research Excellence Framework 2021)

Sheffield boasts six Nobel Prize winners among former staff and students. The University pioneered the first medical use of penicillin in 1930. Recently, researchers developed a lifesaving drug for the treatment of ovarian and breast cancer.

Research partners include Unilever, Boots, AstraZeneca, GSK, ICI, Slazenger, and many more household names. We also partner with UK and overseas government agencies and charitable foundations.


The city of Sheffield is diverse, green and inclusive, with real character. It’s the big city vibe that feels like home. Live in the UK’s third most affordable city.

Sheffield - your university city

With over 250 parks and woodlands, 4.5 million trees and numerous renewable energy sites, Sheffield is leading the way to a sustainable future - both nationally and globally.

Postgraduate taught courses

Choose from over 300 taught postgraduate courses in a wide range of subject areas including social sciences, engineering, arts and humanities, science, medicine and dentistry. Register your interest in joining us at our next postgraduate event.

Postgraduate research

World-leading projects take place here every day. Whatever your research interest might be, we have a broad base of expertise to help you realise your ambition. Explore current topics, and find PhD projects and supervisors.

Postgraduate funding

You could qualify for a postgraduate Masters loan of up to £12,177 to help fund your studies, including tuition fees and the cost of living. Home fee paying students starting a taught postgraduate course in 2024 can apply for 100+ scholarships worth £10,000 to use towards fees or living expenses - the choice is yours.

Our graduates can take advantage of a discount on tuition fees. For international students, we offer a range of scholarships, including the International Postgraduate Taught Merit Scholarship worth 25% of your tuition fee.

Your career starts here

Boost your career prospects - join the 8th most targeted university by employers. Sheffield is 17th in the UK for graduate employability. Get tailored careers advice and leave university with the skills, confidence and experience you need to pursue the future you want.

8th place in the High Fliers ‘Most Targeted Universities by Employers’
(Graduate Market in 2022 report)

Be welcome. Be the person you want to be. Be the best at what you do.

Choose Sheffield.

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