Top ten in the UK for research output

Research Excellence Framework 2014


We’re exploring the fundamental laws of the universe and developing pioneering technologies. We look beyond our planet to tackle global challenges – from climate change to meeting energy demands.

Black holes in colliding galaxies and Star Wars-like planetary systems

Two papers by Sheffield researchers have been published in Nature Astronomy, providing fascinating new insights into our universe.

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100+ scholarships

The University of Sheffield has more than 100 scholarships available to fund talented new postgraduate taught students in 2017.

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Your undergraduate degree

Study the science behind everything from lasers and particles, to music and computers, to galaxies and the solar system.

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Study with us

Discover the laws of the universe alongside inspirational scientists. Our students study in a global classroom that stretches from Sheffield to CERN.

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World-class research

Our researchers are finding new planets and developing cutting-edge technologies. We offer world-class PhD training to some of the most talented new physicists.

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Partnerships

We develop solutions that solve major industrial challenges. Read about some of our projects on the Sheffield Science Gateway website.

Carbon capture technology – case study> Storing solar energy at home – case study> Radio-chromatography detectors – case study>
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