Why study in ScHARR?

When choosing a University for your postgraduate study, you need to bear in mind three things: the quality of your course and your teachers, the reputation of the University and department, and the network of contacts you will develop to aid your future career.

A top University and School

By any measure, Sheffield is one of the UK's premier universities. The Virgin 2008 Alternative Guide to British Universities, for instance, says that 'Sheffield is a top university across the board'. Sheffield is one of the UK's elite research universities, as the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) confirms.

ScHARR has a world-wide reputation for the quality of its research in public health, health services research and health economics. With other £6 million of research funding this year alone, the School is among the best in the world in its field. The REF has ranked our research very highly confirming our place as a provider of world-leading research.

High quality programmes

ScHARR has established a suite of programmes that are highly rated in student satisfaction surveys. All our teachers are active researchers, meaning that you are assured of getting relevant and cutting-edge teaching in your chosen area. You will be taught by leaders in their fields, and have great choices of options.

The management and administration of a programme is important too and ScHARR has invested in assuring the quality of systems, from first contact through to graduation and beyond. Our Teaching Support Unit has the task of ensuring a positive student experience, and students are consulted regularly to ensure we respond to your aspirations. We review and renew programmes continually, adding more options to meet student needs.

Support for your future career

When you join a ScHARR programme you will make contacts among staff and students that will last for the rest of your life. Our alumni come from over 30 countries world-wide, creating a network of great value for career development. Our graduates hold posts in governments, health services and universities. Some have even returned to join ScHARR as members of teaching and research staff!

Student life

Finally, if you are an attending student, ScHARR is a great place to spend a year or more of your life. You will benefit from the top-quality buildings and teaching and learning facilities here in ScHARR and at the University of Sheffield, as well as a great city, vibrant social life, beautiful countryside and fantastic transport connections to the rest of the UK and Europe. Sheffield is a very friendly city, where the quality of life is high but the cost of living low!

Student life at ScHARR

As a School of Health and Related Research student you will be ideally placed to make the most of the University's facilities, while taking advantage of all that the City of Sheffield has to offer.

The School is based on Regent Street, which is situated between the University's main campus and Sheffield City Centre. The main campus, including the Students' Union, is approximately five minutes walk away from the School, while a five minute walk in the other direction will take you to the vibrant centre of the city.

Just around the corner from Regent Street is West Street, which is one of the main centres of student social activity. West Street is home to a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and bars and is a popular meeting place for students.