Why study at Sheffield?

Pursue the extraordinary

Don't settle for ordinary. Choose Sheffield and push yourself further.

Who we are

We're a member of the Russell Group of leading research universities which includes Oxford, Cambridge, University College London and Manchester.

In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 93 per cent of our research was assessed as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised. Twenty-nine of our departments are among the UK top ten for research in their fields.

We're number one for information management and politics; top three for architecture and town planning. We have a higher grade point average for philosophy than Oxford or Cambridge.

In 2012, our research income for engineering exceeded that of Cambridge, placing us in the top flight.

What we do

We use our research power to tackle big problems: global issues such as climate change and sustainable energy. We're reinventing engineering, changing the landscape of urban regeneration, protecting the vulnerable and standing up for freedom of expression.

How you benefit

A masters from Sheffield makes you highly employable. We integrate theory with hands-on experience. We have close links with industry and the professions. Our staff are dedicated to preparing you for your career. All these factors combine to give you a distinct advantage in the job market.

Leading researchers teach on our courses. What they teach is always up-to-date and relevant. And they're concerned with the future of your specialism. They're looking for the next big idea, for better ways of thinking, for extraordinary things that aren't possible – yet.

Postgraduate physics student

An informed choice

A University of Sheffield postgraduate degree is a real investment in your future. Our reputation for teaching and research is world class.

Whether you want to develop your career, or deepen your subject knowledge, Sheffield is a great choice.

Our academic excellence

Your future career

A supportive environment

The research produced at Sheffield is of international significance. Our supervisors and tutors are at the leading edge of their fields, constantly pushing the boundaries of current understanding, challenging accepted wisdom.

They develop that spirit of rigorous enquiry in their students, who are valued wherever they choose to build their future.

Student's Union

Student support

Celebrating diversity

Our work is groundbreaking and diverse. One of our key strengths is in bringing together people from different backgrounds, adding fresh perspectives to problem solving.

In order to achieve this, we build relationships with partner institutions across the world. To assist collaboration, we constantly invest in cutting-edge technologies.

Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences

State of the art facilities

We recently invested £240m in facilities for our students. That means world-class equipment, resources and study space. When you invest in a masters with us, you get the best.

Postgraduate study environment

New experiences

Being a student at Sheffield is more than just an academic education. There are lots of opportunities to gain new experiences. You can get involved in many different activities such as sport or outdoor pursuits, drama, music, IT or technology, voluntary work, the arts, conservation or the environment.

Sport and fitness

Make the most of your time at Sheffield

Strong links with industry

Many of our research partners are world leaders in industry. Household names such as Boeing and Rolls-Royce sponsor facilities at Sheffield.

We also carry out important work with government and other organisations at home and internationally.

Your future career