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.

An extraordinary student experience

We're the number one university in the Russell Group for student experience. Our Students' Union came top for the ninth year running.

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Giving you 100%

When you study Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield, we want you to value your time with us. In the National Student Survey of 2016/7 final year students, every one of our students who responded said that they were satisfied with the course.

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Funding boost for Henry Royce Institute

Ministerial announcement includes £3.5 million of funding to support pioneering Sheffield Royce Translational Centre and Royce Discovery Centre, focused on early-stage research on materials discovery and processing

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Study with us

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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