World-class postgraduate facilities

We're investing in you

We know that when you invest in a postgraduate degree at a world top 100 university you expect a lot. So we constantly invest in support services and facilities that enhance your experience.

The Diamond

The Diamond

£81 million investment in a brand new building that has state-of-the-art learning and teaching facilities

The Arts Tower

The Arts Tower

£36 million refurbishment of the city's iconic 1960s building, including period fittings and paternoster lift

Students' Union building

Students' Union building

£20 million development underlines our position as the best students' union in the UK

We're open 24-hours

You're focused and committed which means your work patterns can be unconventional. And you never know when inspiration will strike. That's why our Information Commons (IC) is open 24-7.

The energy-efficient, low-carbon IC is at the heart of campus, close to the city centre. It has 1,300 study spaces, 100,000 books, 500 PCs and full wireless access throughout.

And we're open to ideas

Our Students' Union was voted the UK's best for the tenth year running in 2018 (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey). Why? Because we listen to our students and give them what they want.

The newly refurbished and extended building has more space for things you want to do, like setting up your own projects and societies. And it still offers some of the best entertainment anywhere in the UK.

The Diamond

Our £81m Diamond building redefines the study of engineering. The multidisciplinary teaching facility has 2,540 study spaces, nine lecture theatres, a jet engine control room, a machine shop, a virtual reality suite - and a really good cafe. It's open 24-7.

Sport Sheffield

We've got all the facilities to keep you motivated, including two premier-standard football pitches, a high-tech gym and one of the largest fibreglass moulded bouldering walls in the country. If you love the outdoors, the Peak District is right on your doorstep.


Our accommodation was recently voted the best in the UK for quality (Student Barometer Survey, 2013). There are lots of options to suit postgraduates, in the city centre and in the leafy residential area west of campus.

Top ten for research

Twenty-nine of our departments are among the UK top ten for research in their fields.

Their advanced facilities – for example the world-class Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre and the labs in the Department of Biomedical Science – will give you the tools you need to think around your subject and get the most from your course.

Specialist facilities and technology

AMRC robotics

Our Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing sets a new standard for collaborations with industry.

EPSRC centre

The EPSRC National Epitaxy Facility is probably the best facility of its kind in the UK.

University theatre

We have a 200-seat theatre with three rehearsal studios and production facilities.

Students outside Genesys Solutions

Our Department of Computer Science is home to the UK's only student-run software company.

Arthur Willis Environment Centre

The Arthur Willis Environment Centre can simulate any climate from sub-Arctic to tropical.

The Soundhouse

The Soundhouse is a unique facility dedicated to contemporary music.

Other resources

We offer a comprehensive package of support services to help you get the most out of your masters or research degree.

Free English language support

Our English Language Teaching Centre provides free English language support services for overseas students.

The Academic Skills Hub

A signposting resource, helping students to develop their core academic skills.

Academic writing advice

A service to help improve the writing skills of both home and international students.

Help with maths and statistics

Drop-in sessions and one-to-one support.

Graduate Research Centre

A dedicated, drop-in work space for PhD students.

Professional development for researchers

We provide specialist training, one-to-one careers advice and mentoring from academics and professionals.