A higher ranking for our University in the Guardian University Guide 2019

The University of Sheffield's Students' Union

Subjects from across our University have risen in the Guardian University Guide 2019 rankings.

The guide, published this week, ranks the University as the top place to study in the UK for Architecture as well as the best university to study Journalism.

Sheffield was also named as the second best place to study Criminology, second in the UK for Sociology, fourth for degree courses in Building and Town and Country Planning, and Engineering courses covering Materials and Minerals.

The University is one of the top 10 institutions for courses in Social Policy and Administration and in the top 20 universities for degree courses covering Archaeology, Chemical Engineering, Dentistry, Computer Science and Information Systems, Forensic Science and Politics.

Professor Sir Keith Burnett, Our President and Vice-Chancellor, said: “I am delighted the University of Sheffield has once again been recognised for the high standards of teaching we provide for students. A Sheffield degree is certainly challenging, but we also pride ourselves on our openness and positive student experience across the board as well as the very close links we have with external organisations.

"Whether here in the UK or overseas, graduates and employers tell me that a Sheffield degree has stood individuals in good stead for professional careers as our students go on to make a positive difference in their own lives and in the world. I'm delighted that this hard work and success is reflected in this Guardian ranking, and I have no doubt that a University of Sheffield degree will continue to be a hallmark of quality for graduates in the UK and beyond."

With Sheffield being named as the best place to study Architecture and Journalism, the Guardian University Guide 2019 also reaffirms the University’s longstanding reputation for inspirational, innovative and cutting edge teaching in the social sciences. This sits alongside its world class reputation for the arts and humanities and STEM-based subjects.

Professor Craig Watkins, Interim Vice-President and Head of the Faculty of Social Sciences, added: “I am delighted with such positive results for departments across the Faculty of Social Sciences in this year's rankings. These outcomes reflect our commitment to excellence in teaching and research and to the delivery of a world class education and outstanding student experience.”

This latest ranking also follows our University being named among the best institutions in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018. The Students’ Union has also been named number one for the 10th consecutive year in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018