An outstanding reputation built upon rich tradition.


Combining internationally acknowledged research excellence with modern, imaginative teaching that enables our students to think for themselves and excel in their own research.

QS World University Rankings

The QS World University Rankings 2016 rank History at the University of Sheffield in the top 100 in the world by subject ranking.

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ESRC Network Studentship Available

We are delighted to announce a new ESRC White Rose Network Studentship for 2016 entry.

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MA funding applications now open!

The University of Sheffield has an excellent range of scholarships to fund talented new Masters students in 2016, including 100 awards of £10,000 for applicants meeting our widening participation criteria or who are predicted to achieve a first.

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Learn from award-winning teachers and acclaimed researchers

From ancient Rome to modern India, and from fifteenth-century human sacrifice to twentieth-century genocide.

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Third in the UK for research excellence

Our historians are international leaders in their fields, award-winning writers and media consultants.

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Partnerships that inform our teaching and research

We are an institution with global perspectives, but remain proud of our civic roots.

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