Why choose us?
19,000 placement opportunities
We offer 19,000 work placements every year, giving you industry experience with top employers like IBM, Sony, the BBC and Adidas. And unlike other universities, you pay no tuition fees for your placement year.
96% student satisfaction for careers advice
Every course has a dedicated careers adviser. And we have the top-rated university careers advice service in the UK, with 96% student satisfaction (2015 Student Employability Index).
£72 million invested in facilities
We’re constantly updating and adding to the facilities you’ll use, with £72 million invested in new buildings since 2014. This means 24-hour libraries, student-designed study areas, and the same equipment you’ll find in your future workplace, whether it’s an aeroplane manufacturer or a hospital.
60,000 students in one city
Sheffield has everything you need, from thriving independent scenes in music, art and culture to the beauty of the Peak District, which covers a third of the city. With over 60,000 students, whatever you’re into, you’ll find it – and you’ll make new friends who are into it too.
Number1 for cost of living
Sheffield has a low cost of living compared to other major UK cities. We were ranked 1st in the UK for cost of accommodation and 2nd in the UK for cost of living in a 2015 student survey (Autumn 2015 All Student Barometer survey, administered by i-graduate with 19 participating institutions).
Top 5 modern university for research
Be taught by people who are experts in their subject and passionate about sharing their knowledge and industry experience with you. You’ll be learning from some of the best – we are one of the top 5 modern universities in the UK for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
Guaranteed accommodation in your 1st year
If you’re moving away to go to university, it’s important for your new place to feel like home. That’s why we guarantee to help you find accommodation for your first year.