Reputation and rankings

The School of Health and Related Research has an excellent global reputation.

Logos of the organisations that accredit the School of Health and Related Research. They are the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation, Russell Group, ISPOR (he Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research), Athena Swan and the Association for Nutrition.
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Our reputation

Internationally accredited

ScHARR was the first UK university, and one of only 7 organisations in the world, to be awarded institutional level accreditation status by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).

Excellence in teaching 

Our MSc in Human Nutrition has been accredited by the Association for Nutrition. Accreditation recognises university courses which deliver evidence-based nutrition education to a professional level.

Russell Group member

As a member of the Russell Group, we're one of 24 leading UK universities committed to maintaining the very best research and an outstanding teaching and learning experience.

Research Excellence Framework

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), ScHARR was ranked 4th in the UK for the power of our health research, and in the top 6 for the volume of world leading research being conducted.

Developing our students

ScHARR is one of a small number of UK universities to have an ISPOR student chapter. The mission of this chapter is to complement our extensive postgraduate programmes in health economics, to help develop future leaders in health economics.

Advancing equality

In April 2017 ScHARR once again received the Athena SWAN Silver Award in recognition of our commitment to equality and diversity. ScHARR is fully committed to supporting our staff and students who come from a wide range of backgrounds and communities.


Our rankings

We're a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research universities. Find out more about University of Sheffield's rankings.

Our outstanding performance for excellent teaching and research, as part of a genuinely global community, is consistently confirmed by international independent assessments.

A world-class university – a unique student experience

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.