UK number one for medical research and top five for biological research

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Our acclaimed research deepens understanding of medical conditions and improves treatments. Our excellent teaching and sense of community mean our students love their time with us.

Protein could improve treatments for recurrent miscarriages and pre-eclampsia

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have identified a protein, involved in the development of the human placenta, may also help embryos implant in the womb.

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Authentic Biology in Times Higher Education

Professor Matthew Holley's project to get local school pupils involved in scientific research has been featured in Times Higher Education.

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1st interdisciplinary UK phototransduction and synaptic transmission workshop

We are holding a three day multidisciplinary workshop, 31 August-2 September, that will focus on various areas in phototransduction and synaptic processing.

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Study with us

With one of the UK's only undergraduate courses to include human dissection, and our three specialist masters degrees, we'll give you the skills employers need.

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World-class research

We're helping discover new drugs while working to combat deafness and Parkinson's. By doing a PhD, you can join one of our groundbreaking research centres.

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We develop solutions with industrial partners to solve major healthcare challenges. Read about some of our work on the Sheffield Science Gateway website.

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