Rankings

We're a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities. Our outstanding performance for excellent teaching and research, as part of a genuinely global community, is consistently confirmed by international independent assessments.

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QS World University Rankings

The University is rated 95th in the world, 17th in the UK and second in Yorkshire and the Humber in the 2022 QS World University Rankings.

QS World University Rankings - topuniversities.com


Times Higher Education World University Rankings

The University is ranked 110th in the world and 13th in the UK according to the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

We're 22nd out of 250 universities in Europe in the first international ranking to measure the quality of teaching across the world, the Europe Teaching Rankings.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings


Research Excellence Framework

The most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2014 confirmed our place as a world-leading university. The results demonstrated our research excellence across a range of disciplines, putting us in the top 10 per cent of all UK universities.

Research Excellence Framework 2014


A Russell Group university

The University is one of the 24 universities that make up the Russell Group. Members of this group are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, 99 per cent of our research was assessed as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised. We're top 10 in the Russell Group for research outputs.

Russell Group


A top-rated student experience

Our Students' Union has been voted the best in the UK four years in a row by the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017).


The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies

The University is in the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations To Work For 2018, a ranking of Britain's happiest and most motivated workforces.

Why the University of Sheffield is a remarkable place to work

Flagship institutes

Our four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.