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Sheffield University

Sheffield University - a leading UK research university

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Sheffield University is a highly-respected public research university situated on the edge of England’s glorious Peak District. It  was voted Number 1 in the UK, and 11th in Europe, for overall student experience, social life and accommodation in the Times Higher Education survey. Sheffield itself is the fourth largest city in Britain but has the atmosphere of a friendly town. It is an extremely green city, and the only one which has a national park within its boundaries. Students praise its strong faculty, outstanding resources and commitment to study, while The Times calls Sheffield “the powerhouse of British Higher Education”.  In short, it is an excellent university ,at the forefront of global research.

How difficult is it to get a place at Sheffield?

Sheffield University has a student population of approximately 30,000 – 10,000 of whom are postgraduates. Twenty-four per cent of the student body are international and  five per cent come from the EU. Although entry requirements are high, as is  always the case with Russell Group universities, Sheffield accepts 85.6 per cent of applicants. Undergraduates who have not attended English-speaking schools need to demonstrate that their English proficiency is good, and  should score 6 in IELTS, overall, and a minimum of 5.5 in each section. Postgraduates are expected to have an IELTS overall score of 6.5, with no less than 6 in each section of the exam. For further information, call or email us at Elab, and we will provide you with guidance on course requirements.

Is Sheffield  University highly-rated?


Sheffield is particularly highly-respected for its postgraduate courses and is one the UK’s top ten institutions of higher education for research funding, as well as being No.1 for engineering research investment.  Globally, it is in the top five universities for biological research  and its department of architecture is singled out for excellence, as is the management school, which has triple accreditation. The university is very big, with over 430 buildings, and 180 specialised research centres, among which are four flagship interdisciplinary research institutes, focussing on :

  • Neuroscience and neuro-disorders
  • Sustainable food
  • Energy - clean growth and safeguarding the environment
  • Healthy lifespan - multi-morbidities and Artificial Intelligence in healthcare

Research links with industry

Sheffield has a large number of research partners, including:

  • Rolls Royce
  • Siemens
  • Boots
  • Unilever
  • GSK
  • Astrazeneca
  • Boeing
  • ICI
  • Slazenger
  • Government agencies

Sheffield students voted against having any links with the arms trade, and  demanded the university divest from fossil fuel companies in 2018, a campaign which continues to this day and has marginalised oil companies such as Shell and BP.

Research at Sheffield University

Ninety per cent of Sheffield’s faculty of engineering research has been rated world-leading. The university has produced  studies which led to the award of six Nobel prizes, for the therapeutic effects of penicillin; George Porter, the head of chemistry’s work on photolysis;  and the citric acid cycle. discovered by Hans Krebs and his biochemistry students .  This is a far cry from the early days of Sheffield University, when it ran courses in cow-keeping, mining and razor grinding, and railway economics!

Does Sheffield have student exchange programmes?

Sheffield has 250 student exchange partners, including:

  • The University of Melbourne
  • The National University of Singapore
  • The University of Texas, Austin
  • The University of Illinois
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
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Will I enjoy student life in Sheffield?


Sheffield is a welcoming, green and lively city, with  an underground art, music and culture scene to rival Newcastle and Manchester. The cost of living is lower here than in southern England, and if you have spare time, you can join one of the university’s 300 societies and 50 sports clubs.  Sheffield University has its own newspaper, radio station and TV station and  a universally acknowledged brilliant student union, which runs an extensive calendar of events. The nightlife is second to none and, since the total  student population of Sheffield numbers over 60,000, the city caters to  its young residents with a vast network of cafes, restaurants and bars. If you saw the 1997 film, The Full Monty, you will see how far Sheffield has come in terms of entertainment from its  origins as the home of steel!

I am interested in applying to study at Sheffield University, what is the next step?

Sheffield has a lot to offer both undergraduates and postgraduates and, given the fact it has fifty departments, you will be spoilt for choice when looking through the courses and prospectus.

Call or email Elab, and we will provide you with any additional information you may need and help you to decide on the course you want to take at Sheffield. We will then guide you and work with you to prepare an application which will maximise your chances of being offered a place at the centre of excellence which is Sheffield University.

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