QS World Rankings

The University of Sheffield Information School has been ranked number one in the world for Library and Information Management for four years in a row.

QS World University Rankings, 20 years. We're number one in the world for library and information management!

We are thrilled to announce that we have attained the position of number one in the world for Library and Information Management in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024!

"We are very proud to be ranked number one in the world for Library and Information Management, for the fourth consecutive year. This is a great honour for all at the Information School, and is a testament to the outstanding teaching and world-leading research conducted in the School. 

These rankings reflect our outstanding reputation established over six decades, our excellent reputation among employers, the high quality of our research publications, the large number of citations our papers attain, and of course the achievements of our students and alumni.

Our ranking as Number One in the World for Library and Information Management is thanks to the dedication of all Information School staff, who both deliver and support the inspirational teaching which prepares our students so well for rewarding careers in a fast-paced and evolving field. I want to express my gratitude to all staff and students working in the School who have made this achievement possible."

Professor Briony Birdi

Head of Department

The School currently has around 45 members of academic staff, 15 administrative and technical staff and around 65 research staff and postgraduate research students.

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International scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students, including undergraduate and postgraduate taught scholarships towards the annual tuition fee. Applications are open for existing offer holders.