Why Sheffield

Why choose Sheffield?

Students' Union, University of SheffieldThe University of Sheffield is a truly international environment with nearly 25,000 students from 117 countries. With a history stretching back to 1879, it is one of the UK’s leading universities and, as part of the Russell Group, is renowned for its research and teaching excellence.

Sheffield University Management School is one of the university’s largest departments, housed in a modern, newly-refurbished building just ten minutes’ walk from campus. We are in the top one per cent of business schools worldwide, having been awarded a Triple Crown accreditation from the three major international accreditation bodies – AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

Student and staff numbers have increased alongside our academic reputation and all benefit from our exceptional reputation for internationally-renowned research and innovative teaching.

Sheffield offers a low cost of living but a very high quality of life. Its proximity to the Peak District and position right in the centre of the country (London by train is around two-and-a-half hours) means that our students benefit from the best of both worlds. It is a friendly, tolerant, safe and welcoming city where we are confident you will be very happy.

A thriving cultural scene and the availability of outdoor activities close to campus lead students to enjoy an active, varied life when they are not studying. However, the University of Sheffield’s academic facilities – such as the Information Commons which is open 24-hours-a-day, 365 days a year – mean that independent study is also a pleasant and rewarding experience.

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Student experience and employability

  • Sheffield University Management School has full-time careers staff based in our Employability Hub – this means that students are always able to receive advice on vital employability matters such as placements, internships, job applications and interview techniques.
  • The University of Sheffield is recognised as one of the top 150 institutions in the world in terms of employability*
  • Teaching quality assessments rate our teaching very highly across a wide range of subjects, and official research assessments confirm our reputation as a centre for world-class research in many disciplines
  • The Triple Crown accredited status of Sheffield University Management School recognises academic quality, an integrated international approach and a well-developed business engagement strategy
  • The University of Sheffield was voted number 1 for student experience in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014-15. Read more about this achievement.
  • In our most recent graduate survey, 97 per cent of our UK graduates were in employment within six months of qualifying

* New York Times annual review of Business Leaders, 20 October 2011

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  • Our Triple Crown accreditation places Sheffield University Management School in the top one per cent of business schools in the world
  • The University of Sheffield was voted number 1 for student experience in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014-15. Read more about this achievement.
  • Sheffield University Management School was ranked at 14th in REF2014 (Research Excellence Framework, December 2014). Eighty-one per cent of our research is considered world leading or internationally excellent, and we are top five in the Russell Group for Research Impact
  • The Sunday Times University Guide 2014 lists Sheffield at 18th in the UK. This league table is drawn up from criteria including student satisfaction, teaching and research quality, degree results achieved, student-staff ratios and graduate unemployment levels
  • The QS World University rankings rate Sheffield at 80th in 2015/16
  • The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015/16 position the university at 15th in the UK and 97th in the world

Firth Court, University of SheffieldProfessional and Academic accreditations

Our high quality teaching and research is recognised by independent professional bodies, ensuring the professional and academic value of your qualification.

Sheffield University Management School Masters programmes have professional accreditation from a large number of professional bodies and organisations. For details, visit our Accreditations page.