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University of Sheffield

Top reasons to study here

  • Our University was envisioned as a place where knowledge would transform lives for the better.
  • That research, teaching, and learning together create a positive culture of higher education.
  • Excellence, ambition, engagement, collegiality, resourcefulness, resilience, agility, diversity.

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The University grew out of the Sheffield Medical School (founded in 1828), Firth College (1879) and the Sheffield Technical School (1884). These three institutions came together in 1897 to form the University College of Sheffield, which in turn became the University of Sheffield in 1905.


We offer over 370 full-time undergraduate degree courses across 75 subject areas.Your masters is an investment in your future. It's a chance to capitalise on your talents and put yourself ahead in today's global careers market. It's also a chance to explore further, to discover more about the world and how you can help to make it better.When you join the Doctoral Academy at Sheffield, you're welcomed into a supportive community and treated as a colleague. You’ll gain free, personalised skills training, expert careers advice and become part of an inspiring, collaborative group of researchers from across the disciplines.


Our research changes lives and influences policy. We're addressing some of the world's most pressing challenges, from developing new treatments for life-threatening diseases to solving the problem of feeding a world of 10 billion and driving low-carbon technology.

The key issues facing humanity are embedded within complex systems, which cross the boundaries of academic disciplines. Our four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle these problems, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.


We'll work with you to make sure your masters leads to great things.

Our careers advisers will help you with your global job search. National and international employers advertise For careers in academia, a PhD is likely to be a minimum requirement. Institutions will also look at your ability to teach and carry out administrative duties as well as your research potential and publication record.

The level at which you enter an academic career will depend on a number of things such as: your academic discipline; how much experience of teaching and research you already have; the relevance of any previous employment outside academia and the nature of the institutions that you apply to. 


Housing services

Join the largest student community in Sheffield and be part of something special. We offer Residence Life free events and activities as well as welfare and support.

If you have chosen Sheffield as your firm choice or hold an unconditional offer to study at the university, you can start applying in a few easy steps. 1) Set up your MUSE account (wait for an email from the team) 2) Log in to MUSE and start your application for accommodation! Our self-select system gives you more control over where you live.

Library services

A warm welcome to the University of Sheffield Library. Whether you are a student, a member of staff or a visitor you will find links here to the services and resources you need to help you with your learning, research and scholarship.

As a student, our aim is to assist you in finding the space you need to explore and embrace new ways of creating, sharing and applying knowledge.

ICT services

You can find answers to common questions and issues by using the CiCS Knowledgebase in our online support tool, available in MUSE:

  • Click My services.
  • Click View all services
  • Go to 'C' and click CiCS Helpdesk (Self Servce).

Medical services

The University Health Service provides a wide range of medical and nursing services listed below:

  • Long Term Condition Management
  • Contraception
  • Sexual Health
  • Travel Health Clinic
  • Minor Surgery
  • Eating Disorders Clinic
  • Minor Ailments Nurse Practitioner
  • New Mother and Baby Clinic
  • Flu Vaccination Clinic
  • Phlebotomy (Blood Tests)
  • Midwife Service
  • Liquid Nitrogen Treatment for Warts

Student Life

Campus life

The University campus contains many distinctive buildings, spread over a large part of the south west of Sheffield.

Sports facilities

Sport can be anything you want it to be. Training to be a world-class athlete. Competing for fun. Or meeting friends and trying out something new.

We've got all the facilities to keep you motivated, including two full sized synthetic turf pitches, a fully equipped gym and fitness centre, and a fibreglass moulded bouldering wall. If you love the outdoors, the Peak District is right on your doorstep.

Student clubs

We're called the Students' Union because that's what we are; a union of students. It's the issues that matter to you that drive LIS Here you can feel assured that your views count, your voice is strong, and together we'll use them to make your student life even better' .

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom

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