Reputation and ranking

The University of Sheffield, uniquely, is rated in the top 5 for media and journalism by all three of the UK's independent university league tables.

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National Student Survey

Our most recent score in the National Student Survey rates us number 1 in the Russell Group for learning resources, student voice, assessment and feedback and learning opportunities. We also ranked 2nd in the Russell Group for academic support. 

League tables

We are currently rated as one of the top 5 universities to study journalism in the UK by the Guardian and the Complete University Guide.

For several years now, Sheffield has consistently appeared at the top of the three biggest UK league tables. We have achieved several number 1 ratings in the past, including the Complete University Guide 2020, the Guardian university league tables for 2019 and 2018, and the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide in 2018.

But remember...

There's far more to choosing a university than looking at rankings. Visit the places you're interested in. Talk to students. Look around. Get a feel for the university and the city.

We don't want you to choose Sheffield just because we score well in the league tables. So come and meet us on an open day. Get to know us on Instagram and Twitter. If you study with us, we want you to feel confident and happy that you're coming to the university that's right for you.

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