The University of Sheffield
About us

Facts and figures

The University grew out of the Sheffield Medical School (founded in 1828), Firth College (1879) and the Sheffield Technical School (1884). These three institutions came together in 1897 to form the University College of Sheffield, which in turn became the University of Sheffield in 1905.

Academic departments are grouped into six faculties: Arts and Humanities; Engineering; Medicine, Dentistry and Health; Science; Social Sciences; and International Faculty, City College, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Institutional profiles

A comprehensive set of facts and figures about the University of Sheffield, looking at the institution as a whole, including detailed information about staff and student numbers, the Research Assessment Exercises and qualification types.

Institutional profiles

Faculty profiles

Student numbers by faculty categorised by year.

Faculty profiles

Breakdown of faculties and departments (Department & Services section)

Department student profiles

A breakdown of student numbers and other statistics, including ratios and Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) grades for each department.

Department student profiles