An outstanding reputation built upon rich tradition.


Combining internationally acknowledged research excellence with modern, imaginative teaching that enables our students to think for themselves and excel in their own research.

PhD funding 2019

We have a range of scholarships available to reward students who show exceptional academic achievement and potential.

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PhD Open Evening

Discover the PhD experience at Sheffield at our PhD Open Evening on Thursday 29 November. Meet and chat to current PhD students and PhD alumni, find out about funding opportunities and learn more about our outstanding PhD student support.

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MA Open Days

Find out what postgraduate study at the University of Sheffield is like; what an MA in History is all about and meet some of our staff and students at one of our open days. Book now to visit on 21 November.

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Learn from award-winning teachers and acclaimed researchers

From ancient Rome to modern India, and from fifteenth-century human sacrifice to twentieth-century genocide.

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Third in the UK for research excellence

Our historians are international leaders in their fields, award-winning writers and media consultants.

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Partnerships that inform our teaching and research

We are an institution with global perspectives, but remain proud of our civic roots.

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