5th in the UK for Research Excellence

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Our world-leading staff and talented graduates help to shape the world around us, developing innovative materials to improve lives and protect the environment.

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The future of deep borehole disposal

Sheffield holds first open international scientific conference on nuclear borehole waste disposal.

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Transition to Engineering

Industry recognises physics and chemistry graduates as having helpful skills and knowledge for a career in engineering. Our brand new course further enhances these skills to equip you with the technical and personal qualities necessary to become a professional engineer.

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Our world-class staff will help you to develop as a scientist and engineer. You'll learn about the science of materials, and how to develop new materials and technologies for industry and manufacturing.

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World-class research

A world leading department, with a strong history of excellence for research. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework puts us in the UK top 10 for research output and 5th for research excellence in materials science.

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