more than 80% of research world renowned and internationally excellent

Departments

The Faculty of Social Sciences is a large and diverse grouping of thirteen departments and one institute, offering research-led degree programmes, including 'classical' social science departments and several other major subject areas, some of which are distinctive to Sheffield.

This rich and exciting disciplinary mix, encompassing both academic research and education and also a strong practitioner focus in particular areas, uniquely positions the faculty among Sheffield's peer institutions.

Sheffield School of Architecture

School of Architecture

Live projects and working with real clients in the community are an important aspect of what the school does. It is for this reason that Sheffield enjoys a reputation for being perhaps the most socially and politically engaged school of architecture in the UK.

School of East Asian Studies

School of East Asian Studies

As one of Europe's leading centres for research on East Asia, the school's work promotes understanding of the world's most dynamic region. Their students rate the teaching highly and their graduates have an excellent track record in the jobs market.

Department of Economics

Department of Economics

With research that's both relevant and academically rigorous, the department makes a real impact in academia and the wider world. With teaching that stimulates and inspires, and a superb record of student satisfaction, Sheffield is one of the UK's best places to study economics.

School of Education

School of Education

At the School of Education you will discover a diverse and welcoming academic community. The school attracts students from all over the UK and from countries throughout the world. They are respected internationally for their forward-thinking teaching and influential research.

Department of Geography

Department of Geography

The department's reputation stretches worldwide, led by staff who are passionate about teaching and research. Together they make up a dynamic and vibrant community of geographers, committed to discovering our changing world.

iSchool

Information School

Sheffield's Information School empowers people to improve the way things work by better understanding and managing the modern world's most valuable resource: information. They're one of the international group of world-leading iSchools, and recognised as the UK's premier centre for information science.

Department of Journalism Studies

Department of Journalism Studies

One of the top journalism departments in the country for teaching and research, with courses that are about creating multimedia journalists with high ethical standards, drive and real experience of the professional world. The department's graduates are journalists of the future – influential thinkers who thrive on change.

Department of Landscape

Department of Landscape

The UK's leading department for landscape architecture. Their league table rankings are excellent, their reputation for teaching and research stretches worldwide, and their welcome is friendly. Sheffield's Department of Landscape creates beautiful environments which make lives better.

School of Law

School of Law

The School of Law is a first-class gateway to success. You'll learn from world-class academics and experienced professionals. You'll be at the heart of a vibrant, down-to-earth student community that's woven into a creative and thriving city. It's the blueprint for an outstanding student experience. And for a successful career that lets you make your mark on the world.

Management School

Management School

Sheffield University Management School is a dynamic, research-led multidisciplinary learning environment, one of only 59 Triple Crown accredited business schools in the world. Their lifelong commitment to students and graduates makes them a top choice for management studies. They offer a combination of real-world experience, academic and research expertise, with a dedication to teaching excellence.

Department of Politics

Department of Politics

One of the UK's top politics departments for research, giving people the tools to investigate and understand the way power is won and used in our increasingly complex world. Students love the department's world-class teaching and close sense of community.

Department of Sociological Studies

Department of Sociological Studies

The department has an established international reputation for excellence in teaching and research across the disciplines of Sociology, Social Policy, Social Work and Social Anthropology. They are proud of their disciplinary breadth and achievement which helps makes the department an exciting and lively one in which to study and work.

Urban studies

Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Internationally renowned as a centre of excellence for the study of planning, Urban Studies and Planning's work empowers communities to have a say in shaping and improving the environments they live and work in. The department offers an inspiring location to learn and a friendly welcome to all.

Q-Step centre

Sheffield Methods Institute

The Sheffield Methods Institute (SMI) is a newly formed, interdisciplinary institute that delivers high quality training and research related to qualitative and quantitative methods within Social Sciences. The primary aim of the SMI is to provide Sheffield graduates with the skills demanded by an increasingly competitive employment market.