University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield


Brief information

According to AbbreviationFinder, the University of Sheffield was awarded university status more than 100 years ago by the Royal Charter in 1905. It is one of the world-renowned Red Brick Universities in Great Britain and belongs to the famous Russell Group. Sheffield University sees itself as close to the people and diverse – a credo that can be felt in all areas of the university.

This is another reason why the University of Sheffield is a popular choice for both international and local students. In surveys such as the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, students consistently give the university top marks when it comes to campus life, service offerings, teaching, and accommodation.

The university also impresses with its modern and historic campus locations, which blend harmoniously with the city of Sheffield and its many cafes, shops and restaurants. International students have access to an innovative range of courses at more than five faculties.

Among international research universities, the University of Sheffield ranks 84th in the QS World Ranking and 104th in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking. This places it among the best universities in Europe and the top 10 per cent of universities in the UK.

International students at Sheffield University and in the city have bars, clubs and shops to balance their everyday learning. The Students’ Union, which has been voted the best Students’ Union in Great Britain several times, administers numerous clubs, societies, sports facilities and a university cinema. In summer, at the end of the semester, there is a fair with concerts by local bands on the university campus.

  • University of Sheffield website

University facts

Year of foundation: 1905

College Type: Unknown

Number of students: Total 27950, (UG: 20000, PG: 7500), International 8000


  • AMBA (Association of MBAs)
  • EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System)
  • AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

Academic year:

The academic year at the University of Sheffield is divided into two semesters: the Autumn Semester and the Spring Semester.

Study programs

  • postgraduate studies
  • bachelor’s degree
  • LLM
  • Master’s degree
  • MBA
  • promotion


Although the University of Sheffield is not a classic campus university, most of the university buildings are located centrally north-west of the city center in Western Bank and St George’s. Almost all university buildings can be reached on foot within a maximum of 15 minutes from the traditional heart of the campus, the picturesque Firth Court on the Western Bank.

The most important buildings for international students on the Western Bank campus, besides Firth Court, are the Student’s Union and University House, both located diagonally across from Firth Court. Directly behind Firth Court is Weston Park with a small pond, which students can view from both the adjacent Western Bank Library and the Arts Tower.

Crossing the adjacent Mushroom Lane takes students to Crooks Valley Park and Boating Lake. Crooks Valley Park isn’t just for relaxation, it ‘s also home to a variety of outdoor and indoor sporting events, both outdoors and in the gymnasium and campus gym.

Centrally located between Western Bank and St. George’s, Information Common is the hot spot for students to find a modern and quiet place to study. East along Broad Lane, students come to the core of St. George’s campus. Of historical interest there are the Sir Frederick Mappin Building and St George’s Church, after which the campus is named.

  • University of Sheffield campus map


There are a variety of accommodation options available to international students on the University of Sheffield campus and in the city centre. The following link provides more information:

The following accommodation options are available:

  • student residence
  • Apartments on campus
  • Private apartments / hotels

The specific availability of the individual accommodation options may vary depending on the study program. Detailed information can be found via the links or in the “free brochure” for the respective program. If you have any questions, we are at your disposal.

The college town of Sheffield

Alongside Leeds and York, the city of Sheffield is one of the regional centers in the northern English county of Yorkshire. With a population of 500,000, Sheffield is one of the eight largest cities in England after London.

The town’s origins date back to Anglo-Saxon and Danish settlements that were founded on the town’s present site in the early Middle Ages. In the 13th century a first market was established and Sheffield grew into a small town. The city was already known for the production of knives in the 14th century. Metalworking would continue to be Sheffield’s mainstay. Various innovations, such as new steelmaking techniques, were developed in Sheffield over the centuries, and the city prospered with steel production during the industrial revolution of the 19th century. The appearance of the city was shaped by the working-class districts for so long.

Since the steel industry regressed in the 1980s, Sheffield has experienced constant change, which has also resulted in a restructuring of the townscape. A large shopping center was built on the site of the old steelworks in 1990 and various new buildings such as the Sheffield Arena, the Don Valley Stadium or the Sheffield Galleries were built in the city centre, which are also representative of the change from the industrial city to the modern service, media – and cultural location.

Although Sheffield as a whole is heavily industrialized, the city is very green with over 50 parks and 150 wooded areas. Sheffield is also considered one of the safest cities in England according to national crime statistics. This, combined with the city’s ongoing development, makes Sheffield an attractive vibrant center full of new opportunities and diversity, offering something for everyone.

Studies/courses in English

  • Diploma in Applied Linguistics with TESOL
  • Diploma in Environmental and Energy Engineering
  • Diploma in Process Safety and Loss Prevention
  • Graduate Certificate in Advanced Nursing Studies
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research
  • Graduate Certificate in Contemporary China
  • Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Japan
  • Graduate Certificate in Language and Communication Impairment in Children
  • Graduate Certificate in Politics and Media in East Asia
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Health
  • Graduate Certificate in Speech Difficulties
  • Graduate Diploma in Advanced Nursing Studies
  • Graduate Diploma in Advancing Practice (Modular Framework)
  • Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research
  • Graduate Diploma in Contemporary China
  • Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Japan
  • Graduate Diploma in Language and Communication Impairment in Children
  • Graduate Diploma in Language and Communication Impairment in Children
  • Graduate Diploma in Law
  • Graduate Diploma in Politics and Media in East Asia
  • Graduate Diploma in Public Health
  • Graduate Diploma in Speech Difficulties
  • International Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Acquired Communication Disorders
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Advancing Practice (Modular Framework)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in International Criminology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Managing Long-Term Health Conditions
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Molecular, Cellular and Development Biology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Music: Music Psychology in Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Intensive Care
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Acquired Communication Disorders
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Human Nutrition
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Architecture
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Management
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Landscape Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Magazine Journalism
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Music: Music Psychology in Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Studies leading to professional registration as an Adult Nurse
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Physician Associate Studies
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL)

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