The University of Sheffield

About The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield has established itself as one of the largest and best-regarded universities in the UK. Consistently positioned in the top 75 in the World University Rankings

Our University has over 24,000 of the brightest students from 117 countries coming to learn and employs over 6,000 staff. Nearly 6,000 of our students are from overseas, making up 24 per cent of our total student population.

A member of the Russell Group, the University of Sheffield has a reputation for world-class teaching and research excellence across five faculties: Arts and Humanities; Engineering; Medicine, Dentistry and Health; Science; and Social Sciences. 

Our alumni have gone on to hold positions of great responsibility and influence all over the world, making significant contributions in their chosen fields. Among our former students and staff, Sheffield boasts five Nobel Prize winners, an Olympic gold medalist and Britain’s first female astronaut.

The University boasts outstanding staff whose research and teaching excellence has a global impact. Leading researchers teach in all our departments. They give our students the support they need to achieve great things. We want to attract and retain people with
ambition and to provide them with the opportunities to realise their dreams and develop their talents.

Our staff have been recognised nationally and internationally for their research and teaching achievements. Many of our academics have been honoured by academies including: the Royal Society, the British Academy, the Academy of Social Sciences,
the Royal Geographical Society, the Royal Institute of Navigation, the Royal College of Physicians and the Academy of Medical Sciences.

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    The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, 81, S10 2TN

    Telephone: 0114 222 1255
    Email: [email protected]

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    * Based on 2016 HESA Figures

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