A world-class university – a unique student experience


The bomb-proof bag for aircraft

Our scientists have worked with an international team of experts to design and successfully test a bomb-proof lining for the luggage hold of planes.

Fly-Bag testing
Dr Andy Tyas who is leading the research at the University of Sheffield


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


Dwarf stars host aurora displays

Brown dwarf stars behave more like planets and have powerful aurora displays just like Earth’s Northern Lights, our scientists have discovered.

Astronomy research
Brown Dwarf star credit: Chuck Carter and Gregg Hallinan, Caltech.

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