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.

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Welcome to Sheffield!

Good luck to everyone moving to Sheffield this weekend. We’re looking forward to meeting all of our new students next week and welcoming our continuers back too!

One of the best universities in the world

Our position has risen in the latest QS World University Rankings. We're in the top 100 as a result of our excellent teaching, outstanding research and international reputation.

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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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