University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield
Sheffield, United Kingdom


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public
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Degrees Offered

Arts and Humanities
Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Social Sciences

Our Program

Ranked in the world top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2021) and a member of the prestigious Russell Group, Sheffield is a leading research university with a global reputation for excellence. Academic staff at the University of Sheffield are passionate about tackling the great global challenges of our time. Our research influences national and international policy and changes lives.In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), 99% of our research was recognised as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised, placing us in the top 10% of all UK universities.

More than 28,000 students from over 140 countries choose to come and study at Sheffield. Our passionate and collegiate community of academics and researchers deliver world-class teaching across a wide range of disciplines in our five faculties:-

• Arts and Humanities

• Social Sciences

• Engineering

• Medicine, Dentistry and Health

• Science  

Outside the classroom, students benefit from Sheffield’s award-winning accommodation, leading sports facilities and a thriving social scene. Our Students’ Union is the hub of all social activities for students, and provides a range of clubs and societies, events, activities and volunteering opportunities. It has been voted the best Students’ Union in the UK for the past three years (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019).

Home to more than half a million people, Sheffield is a vibrant city with a reputation for being friendly and welcoming. It’s also among the top ten most affordable UK university cities (2019 NatWest Student Living Index).Boasting more parks and woodlands than any other UK city, Sheffield is known for its music, art and digital scenes, striking Victorian and modern architecture, champion sport facilities, historic country houses, and rich and varied heritage. A third of the city lies within the borders of the beautiful Peak District National Park, and its central location and good transport links make Sheffield an ideal place from which to explore the UK and Europe.


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  • checkbox-alt Holders of a good undergraduate four year bachelor degree with high grades in relevant individual subjects from an accredited university or college in the USA will be considered for direct admission to postgraduate diploma or masters programmes.
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Additional Requirements

Applications for postgraduate Taught Masters degree programmes must be made using the University's online application system. All our postgraduate taught Masters degree programmes at the University of Sheffield usually start in September each year.

Application Deadline

It is important to apply as early as possible as demand for places on our postgraduate taught Masters degree programmes often exceeds the number of places available. You do not need to wait for final examination results or references before you apply for a study place.

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 29,717 Students
  • Female

    female 54% Female
  • Male

    male 46% Male

What Our Students Say

  • I love being able to walk everywhere, but the buses and taxis are great too. In general, it’s great to live in a city that not only offers great things, but also has easy access to them. I found the University was welcoming, and the Students’ Union in particular was very helpful in helping me find different events to join. I appreciate the independent study with strong support from staff members. 

    Danielle, MA Landscape Architecture ‘20
  • I was lucky enough to come to the UK as my graduation gift and got to visit the University of Sheffield. I was able to meet with the director of the programme and got all my questions answered. During my time here, I have walked miles and miles just admiring all the natural beauty in Sheffield, there is no place like it. I know my time here is going to be remembered forever and again, 

    Andrea, MSc Psychological Research Methods. Winner of a Postgraduate Merit Scholarship ‘20
  • While the University and city are much smaller than Boston, where I did my undergraduate program, it is still a city school. The fact that at one moment you feel like you're in the middle of a very urban area only to walk around the corner and feel as if you're on campus was very familiar. All of the staff have been extremely friendly and helpful and the city itself has been extremely welcoming.

    Emma, MSc Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology. Winner of a Fulbright Scholarship ‘20

Tuition & Financial Aid

Additional Information

  • checkbox-alt Range of scholarships are available and are usually awarded on a merit basis.