A world-class university – a unique student experience

Science and technology research

Spray-on solar cells

We’ve developed a process similar to spray painting for making solar cells. The technology could one day be used to create low-cost, efficient solar cell devices for buildings and cars.



New solar cell technology
An artist's impression of spray-coating glass with the polymer to create a solar cell

This is our home. It's a special place

Find out why Sheffield is such a great place to live and study.

Storying Sheffield project

A cloth woven of stories told

This beautiful film documents Sheffield craftsman Cliff Denton, the last remaining hand manufacturer of scissors. It was commissioned for our School of English’s Storying Sheffield project.

The Putter – video
Scissors being manufactured
Undergraduate English students

Study with us

Congratulations on your A Level results

If you’re coming to Sheffield then get ready for something special. Our students have voted us number one in the UK for student experience.

Undergraduate study at Sheffield

A world top-100 university

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

For business

Finding solutions together

We believe that by working with businesses we can find novel solutions to real-world problems. In our experience, these partnerships lead to world-class research and commercial success.

How we work with business
Researcher with Robot, AMRC
Flags of the world projecting onto Sheffield City Hall

A global university

We are international

We’re celebrating the contribution of international staff and students to all UK universities. Our innovative campaign has been recognised with two major awards.

We are international campaign