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.

Postgraduate open day

Find out what postgraduate study at the University of Sheffield is like; what an MA in History is all about and meet some of our staff and students at one of our open days. Book now to visit on 18 November or 9 February.

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Sixth year in a row with student satisfaction of more than 90%

Find out what our students had to say about their experience at Sheffield in the latest National Student Survey.

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QS World University Rankings

The QS World University Rankings 2016 rank History in the top 100. The rankings recognise our global excellence in research, academic performance and the reputation of our department and our students when they enter employment.

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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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