Teaching quality

Sheffield is one of the UK's powerhouse research universities, a member of the elite Russell Group which also includes Oxford, Cambridge and UCL. Preparing you for a career is part of the curriculum. And we want you to think big.

Exemplary teaching and supervision

You will be taught and supervised by experts. Our staff are highly respected writers, critics, thinkers and technical innovators who regularly publish their work in international journals.

Our reputation attracts some of the best minds in the world. Our approach gives them the freedom and the support they need to achieve great things.

  • Three more of our staff were elected fellows of the Royal Society in 2013: Professor Steve Armes (chemistry), Professor David Beerling (biology) and Professor Tom Bridgeland (mathematics).
  • Three academics were honoured by the Academy of Social Sciences. Professors Mike Braddick and Glynis Jones (arts and humanities) became fellows of the British Academy.

Two postgraduate students working together at deskProfessional research

All our masters students carry out research projects of their own. A very high percentage of those projects involve collaborations with our partners in industry and the professions.

Professional training

We offer vocational masters that provide you with an introduction to your chosen profession.

We also run highly specialised masters for professionals who want to develop their careers in new directions. Our interdisciplinary approach reflects the real world of work. You’ll learn about new and emerging fields of study, new technology and new practices. There are courses with fieldwork, courses with opportunities for work placements and courses where you can spend time at a partner university overseas.

Professional skills

Actors, architects, entrepreneurs, solicitors and surgeons – all kinds of professionals contribute to the teaching. Some of them are guest lecturers, others are co-supervisors and mentors. We work closely with business, industry, the arts, government and NGOs to make sure you develop the skills you need.

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Your future career

Research with impact