79% of our research is world-leading or internationally excellent

Source: Research Excellence Framework 2014


We're committed to understanding our global society, protecting the vulnerable and improving people's lives around the world.

Sheffield sociology courses ranked in UK's top three

We are delighted that the Department of Sociological Studies’ undergraduate courses have been rated in the UK’s top three in the Guardian University Guide 2018, moving up from 14th place to 3rd.

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£10,000 scholarships available

We have over 100 scholarships available to fund talented new postgraduate students in 2017. Don't miss out. Find out if you're eligible for a scholarship worth £10,000. Government loans of up £10,280 are also available.

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Public exhibition provides a voice for social workers

A public exhibition that depicts the lived experiences of social workers through a series of artwork has opened at the People’s History Museum in Manchester.

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Study with us

Our innovative, research-led approach to learning has been recognised with numerous awards for our staff.

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Our research

From protecting children to empowering an ageing population, our work is driving global policy.

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Working together

Our collaborations are making a difference around the world. We're leading the UK's first multi-disciplinary ageing research programme, the New Dynamics of Ageing (NDA).

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