Studying at Sheffield

The highest academic standards. First-rate teaching. An international reputation for cutting-edge research. You expect your postgraduate study to make a real difference to your life: that's why Sheffield is the right choice.

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Our work is groundbreaking and diverse and our research students' work is guided by leading experts in their fields. One of our key strengths is bringing together people from different backgrounds, bringing fresh perspectives to research questions.

Top ten for research power

The University of Sheffield is among the top ten in the Russell Group, the association of leading UK research-intensive universities, according to the results of the independent 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

Sheffield's quality, breadth and volume of research activity is further demonstrated by the fact that research carried out by 93% of the University's academic staff submitted is internationally recognised and in many cases world-leading.

University 2008 RAE results

We build dynamic relationships with partner universities around the world; our business research partners are world leaders in industry. Boeing and Rolls Royce both sponsor facilities at the University. We also carry out important work with government and other organisations both in the UK and worldwide.

This is a wonderful place to be a postgraduate student. We have a multicultural campus, a friendly, supportive study environment, rated joint first in the UK for social life, and our Students' Union has been voted the best in the UK again. Our facilities are excellent – we recently invested £23m in a new 24-hour learning resources centre and last year we opened a newly refurbished Graduate Research Centre.

Sheaf square, outside Sheffield train station

The city

Sheffield is a city of contradictions and surprises. It's a well known fact and an open secret. It's quirky, mysterious and green. It's arty, down to earth, clever and funny. It's poetic, romantic, northern and strong. It's quiet and busy, the world's biggest small town.

Sheffield welcomes warmly and brings out the best. This is a city that makes friends and influences people. This is a city where people work, study and have fun together. This is a city where people know each other and say hello to each other in the street. Make yourself at home.

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