University of Sheffield

About University of Sheffield

Sheffield University is a public research university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The University developed from Sheffield Medical School (founded in 1828), Firth College (1879) and Sheffield Technical School (1884). These three organisations teamed up in 1897 to form the University College of Sheffield, which in turn became the University of Sheffield in 1905.

Over 100 years old, it is one of the six original and highly regarded 'redbrick' universities in the UK.

Its academic departments are divided into six faculties, educating 25,000 students, including some 3,900 foreign students from 120 countries, and employing approximately 6,000 employees.

The University of Sheffield offers 350 different courses in 75 different subject areas. The University also offers preparation programs for foreign students and a number of scholarships to assist high-quality international students.

It is one of the original red brick universities, a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. There are eight Nobel laureates affiliated with Sheffield and six of them are the alumni or former long-term staff of the university.

Rated by the QS World University Rankings among the top 100 universities in the world, the students of Sheffield voted University number one for their student experience in the Times survey.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the University of Sheffield ranked in the top 10% of all UK universities. 33% of the submitted research was ‘world leading’, while 52% was ‘internationally excellent’.

Sheffield is ranked 22nd out of 250 universities in Europe for teaching excellence (Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2019).

University of Sheffield Campus 

The University of Sheffield is not a campus university,The University campus contains many distinctive buildings, spread over a large part of the south west of Sheffield.

Location Specialities 

Sheffield is a lively city in the north of England and a very popular student destination. This is the fifth largest city in England, as well as one of the greenest in the world.

Shefield is also one of the safest cities in the United Kingdom.

Accommodation

First year students are offered university accommodation, there are over 5,500 university-owned rooms, including en-suite, catering or self-catering accommodation within walking distance of the lectures.

University of Sheffield Ranking

  • #101-150 Universities Rankings - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2020
  • #93 World University Ranking - QS 2021
  • #121 University Ranking - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #28 University Ranking (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #31 University Rankings - The Guardian 2021
  • #133 Global Universities - US News & World Report 2021

University of Sheffield Course Rankings

University of Sheffield Business Courses

  • #151-200 Global MBA - QS 2021
  • #151-200 Accounting & Finance - QS 2020
  • #126-150 PG Business and Economics - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #21 Business & Management Studies (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #25 Accounting & Finance Ranking - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #39 Accounting & Finance Rankings - The Guardian 2021
  • #48 Business, Management & Marketing - The Guardian 2021

University of Sheffield Engineering Courses

  • #117 Engineering and Technology - QS 2020
  • #98 PG Engineering and Technology - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #27 Electrical & Electronic Engineering - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #12 Mechanical Engineering Ranking - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #13 Chemical Engineering Ranking - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #8 Civil Engineering Ranking - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #9 Chemical Engineering - The Guardian 2021
  • #16 Civil Engineering - The Guardian 2021
  • #10 Mechanical Engineering - The Guardian 2021
  • #31 Electronic & Electrical Engineering - The Guardian 2021

University of Sheffield Computers Courses

  • #101-125 PG Computers- THE (Times Higher Education) 2018
  • #19 Computer Science - The Complete University Guide 2021

University of Sheffield Teaching Quality  

The University has been named the University of the Year for Quality Teaching by The Times and The Sunday Times University in 2020.

In 2019, the student satisfaction rate was 86% – overall. Almost 50 of the courses earned a total satisfaction score of more than 90 per cent, and 10 courses scored 100 per cent.

The University has also been awarded the Silver Award as part of the Government's Teaching Excellence Program (TEF).

University of Sheffield Academic Divisions

  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

Why University of Sheffield?

  • The University of Sheffield is a premier-league, research-led institution with a population of over 25,000 students including more than 3,700 international students from 120 countries.
  • Sheffield is one of the cheapest places in the UK to live and study. According to a survey of 26 university towns and cities (Natwest Student Living Index 2008), living costs for Sheffield students are the third lowest in the country.
  • The University of Sheffield is an international leader in teaching and research. Recent surveys put the University of Sheffield in the top ten of universities in the UK and the top 100 in the world (Shanghai Jiao Tong and QS World University Rankings).
  • Teaching Quality Assessment awarded University grades of "excellent" in 29 subject areas, a record equalled by only a few other UK universities.
  •  Organisations such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce and the Welcome Trust, invest millions of pounds in the University because their staff are world-leaders in their fields.

How to Reach? Or Travel

  • London is just over 160 miles away, with regular trains taking around 2 hours and 15 minutes.
  • The nearest airports are Manchester, East Midlands and Robin Hood.

University of Sheffield Famous Aluminis

  • Eddie Izzard (Comedian)
  • Helen Sharman (First British astronaut)
  • Jessica Ennis (Olympic gold medal winning heptathlete)
  • Glenn Davis (Archbishop of Sydney)
  • Sir Harold Kroto (Nobel Prize winning chemist)

University of Sheffield Financial Aid for International Students

  • The University of Sheffield offers Merit-based scholarships to international students:
    • Progression scholarship worth 1,000 GBP awarded to the top 18 performing students at the International College.
    • International Merit Undergraduate Scholarship – worth 50% of undergraduate tuition fee
    • International Merit Postgraduate Scholarship - worth 50% of the postgraduate tuition fee.
  • Apart from the university scholarships, there are various external funding bodies providing financial aids to help international students cover the cost of attendance.
  • Some of the external organizations awarding financial aids to students include Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UNESCO, WHO, and other voluntary organizations such as charity organization and religious bodies
  • The university also helps students to find short-term vacation work, placements, and part-time jobs.

University of Sheffield Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
Medicine and HealthCare (1 Courses) 5 year GBP 18750
MBA (1 Courses) 1 year EUR 21250
Engineering (8 Courses) 3 year GBP 24450
Science (12 Courses) 1 Year - 5 Year GBP 16500 - GBP 24950
Arts (2 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 19050 - GBP 22150
Law (1 Courses) 3 year GBP 19050
Information Technology (IT) (2 Courses) 1 year GBP 24950 - GBP 26050
Management (6 Courses) 1 Year - 3 Year GBP 14500 - GBP 27150

University of Sheffield Application Process

Applicants can apply for the University of Sheffield admissions by July 31 (Autumn); December 1 (Spring).

  • Application Portal:
    • Undergraduate: Online via the UCAS website
    • Postgraduate: University's online application system
  • Application Fee:
    • Undergraduate: 20 - 30 GBP
    • Postgraduate: Nil
  • Supporting Documents:
    • Proof of your previous degree(s)
    • Two Academic references
    • English language certificates
    • A supporting statement
    • Curriculum vitae (CV)/resume
    • Immigration documents
    • There may be program-specific requirements.
  • English Language Requirement:
    • IELTS: 6.0 (UG), 6.5 (PG)
    • TOEFL IBT: 80 (UG), 88 (PG)

University of Sheffield English Language Proficiency

For language proficiency, the University of Sheffield is accepting only IELTS Indicator and TOEFL-iBT Home Edition. The minimum score requirements are:

Level IELTS Indicator TOEFL-iBT Home Edition
Standard 6.5 with 6.0 in each component 88 with minimum 19 in Listening & Writing, 20 in Reading, and 22 in Speaking
Good 7.0 with 6.5 in each component 95 with minimum 22 in Reading & Writing, 21 in Listening, and 23 in Speaking
Advanced 7.6 with 7.0 in each component 103 with minimum 24 in Reading & Writing, 22 in Listening, and 25 in Speaking
Proficient 8.0 with 7.5 in each component 110 with minimum 26 in Reading & Writing, 24 in Listening, and 27 in Speaking

University of Sheffield English Language Requirements:

IELTS:

  • UG – 6.0 or equivalent, with no modules less than 5.5.
  • PG – 6.5 or equivalent, with no modules less than 5.5.

TOEFL:

  • UG – 79 overall with a minimum of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.
  • PG – 90 overall with a minimum of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking.

PTE:

  • UG – 52 overall with a minimum of 51 in all components.
  • PG – 60 overall with a minimum of 51 in all components.

The Requirements may Defer for some Programs.

For more Details on the Requirements, Click HERE.


University Of Sheffield Highlights

University Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment  1905
Endowment 33 million GBP
Post Graduation Employment Rate 85%
Mode of Program Full time; Online
Academic Calendar  Semester Based
Average Cost of Attendance 26,600 GBP
Application Mode Online

University of Sheffield Average Cost

The tuition fee (In GBP) for various programs is tabulated below:

Field of Study Undergraduate Postgraduate
Arts 17,600-19,800 17,600-20,100
Management 17,600 12,250
Architecture, Science, Engineering 22,600 22,600-23,600
Medicine 33,500 17,600-24,600
Dentistry 35,880 47,1000

University of Sheffield The Average Tuition Fees and Other Expenses

Fees Amount (GBP)
Tuition 17,600 – 35,880
Other fees 1,661
Accommodation 4,651.81 - 11,211
Meal 971 – 3,850
Gym membership 220 – 290
StudyCare Insurance 400
Total 25,503.81 – 53,212

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

Average Tuition Fee Per Year

Undergraduate

£ 22,550

Postgraduate

£ 22,380

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 5,376

Campus accommodation

£ 4,378

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.

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