A world-class university – a unique student experience


Children learn from silly behaviour

Toddlers as young as 16 months old develop important life skills through joking and pretending during play, our researchers have found.

Study into toddler development
Mother and son playing with toy bricks

#weareinternational at graduation 2015

A world top-100 university

We’re known for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching.

Firth Court building

Undergraduate study

Experience the best

Your time as a student at the University of Sheffield is unique. You’ll get a high-quality education from a world top-100 university and enjoy the best student experience in the UK.

Undergraduate courses


'Defend academic freedom for future students'

Our Vice-Chancellor discusses why if you want to raise the quality of teaching in universities you should begin with academic freedom.

Professor Sir Keith Burnett
Professor Sir Keith Burnett FRS, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield

Working with business

Our business partnerships help solve real-world problems and bring commercial success.

The University and the city

A better place to live, work and visit

We’re working with partners and friends in Sheffield to help shape a culturally and economically vibrant city.

How we're transforming the city

A global university

We are international

We’re leading on a social media campaign to highlight the value of international staff and students. Our Vice-Chancellor has also commented on the importance of international students.

We are international campaign