The University of Sheffield is a public research university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. Its history traces back to the foundation of Sheffield Medical School in 1828, Firth College in 1879 and Sheffield Technical School in 1884.

We’re a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities. Our outstanding performance for excellent teaching and research, as part of a genuinely global community, is consistently confirmed by international independent assessments.

The University is one of the 24 universities that make up the Russell Group. Members of this group are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

We’re second in the Russell Group for student satisfaction according to the National Student Survey 2019, with our Students’ Union voted best in the UK for the fourth year in a row by the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017).


The University is located in Sheffield, in the centre of the UK. The city is well-known for it’s history and culture. The vibrant nightlife and direct transport links to and from big cities make it a great place to study.


The University of Sheffield have top courses in Languages, Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering. Click below to discover the wide range of courses that are also offered here.