University of Sheffield

• The University of Sheffield is ranked 82nd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018)
• The University is 13th in the UK according to the 2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University is also one of the UK’s 24 prestigious Russell Group members.
• Our Students’ Union has been voted number 1 for 8 years running
• And is home to over 300 student clubs and societies.
• The University Careers Service helps students work out what they want to do and how to get there.
• The majority of courses offer the chance to study abroad for a semester or a year as part of the degree.
• Top 3 for Student Experience in the Russell Group 6 Years in a Row
• Top 10 for Research Output in the Russell Group
• Voted No.1 for Accommodation 3 years in a row (2013 – 2016)
• Over £5 million awarded in overseas scholarships (2016)
• Sheffield Graduates 7th Highest Paid in the UK (Emolument 2015) Our library services were placed joint first out of 122 institutions nationally in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017. In the National Student Survey 2016 our library services had a high satisfaction rate of 92 per cent

Main Campus:
South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire

Student Population:

 • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
• Faculty of Engineering
• Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
• Faculty of Science
• Faculty of Social Sciences


The University of Sheffield is one of the UK’s leading and largest universities, with over 27,000 students from 143 countries.

Established in 1897, Sheffield is ranked in the world’s top 100 universities and 13th in the UK (Times Higher, 2017) and a leading UK university for student experience. Indeed this Russell Group institution has invested millions in its facilities – including a £23 million learning resource centre, an £81 million new Engineering building and an £11.5 million world class Management School. Research partners of the university include Boeing, Rolls Royce, Glaxo SmithKline, Airbus and many more. As a location, Sheffield is a lively and a diverse city which is friendly, safe and affordable to live and study. It was also named the happiest city in the UK to live by the Daily Mail in 2013.

Sheffield has five Nobel Prize winners among its alumni; Lord Florey for the 1945 Medicine/Physiology Prize, Sir Hans Krebs for the 1953 Medicine/Physiology Prize, Lord Porter for the 1967 Chemistry Prize, Richard Roberts for the 1993 Medicine/Physiology Prize, and Sir Harry Kroto for the 1996 Chemistry Prize.

Pathway Programmes -University of Sheffield International College

The University of Sheffield International College is a dedicated facility where international students come to prepare for the challenges of academic life. USIC offers foundation and premasters programmes in:
• Business Social Sciences and Humanities
• Science and Engineering

Fees and Finance

Standard International Student Fees 2017/18


Most courses fall within the following bands:

Science & Engineering: £20,470
Arts & Humanities:£16,000
Medicine, Dentistry & Health: £20,470 in Year 1,2, £35,500 Year 3 onwards
Social Sciences: £16,000 – £18,000

Postgraduate Taught:

All Postgraduate taught fees are listed here:

Most courses fall within the following bands:

Science: £20,470 – £22,250
Engineering: £20,470- £21,250
Arts: £16,000 – £20,470
Medicine, Dentistry & Health: £19,500 – £41,250
Social Sciences: £16,000 – £22,250

Postgraduate Research:

Varies by Department. Please refer to

Living Expenses

Sheffield is one of the best value cities to live and study in the UK. Living costs are 10% lower than the UK national average and 25% lower than London.
Undergraduate: c. £9,135
Postgraduate: c. £12.180
Postgraduate Research: c.£12,180

Employability and Careers

At the University of Sheffield employability is high on the agenda. With industry links to companies such as Boeing, Glaxo SmithKline and Airbus as well as work opportunities abroad during the semester and a student careers centre, staff at Sheffield ensure all students are more than prepared for the working world post-graduation. Sheffield Graduates are the 7th highest paid in the UK (Emolument 2015)

Areas Of Study

Faculty of Arts and Humanities

  • Archaeology
  • English
  • French Studies
  • Germanic Studies
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Languages and Cultures
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Russian and Slavonic Studies

Faculty of Engineering

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automatic Control and Systems Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

  • Clinical Dentistry
  • Human Communication Sciences
  • Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease
  • The Medical School
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Oncology & Metabolism
  • Health and Related Research (ScHARR)

Faculty of Science

  • Animal and Plant Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Biomedical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Psychology

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Architecture
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Geography
  • Information School
  • Journalism Studies
  • Landscape
  • Law
  • Management School
  • Politics
  • Sheffield Methods Institute
  • Sociological Studies
  • Urban Studies and Planning
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