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University of Sheffield

Rank: #5 out of 426
100% Recommended
  • Tuition Fees: £ 8975
  • Current Students: 18085
  • Male to Female (%): 49 : 51
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90% of all students studying full time


86% of past students are in work or further study

  • AVG. Grad Salary
  • 21600
  • Students In Halls
  • 4573
  • UG / PG Ratio
  • 70 : 30

University Summary

The University of Sheffield is a research university based in the city of Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. It is one of the original ‘red brick’ universities and is a member of the Russell Group of leading research intensive universities. The university ranked 17th in the United Kingdom in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and is consistently ranked in the top 20 universities in the United Kingdom according to The Good University Guide.[5] It was the Sunday Times University of the Year in 2001. In 2011, QS World University Rankings placed Sheffield as the 72nd university worldwide. It was named ‘University of the Year’ 2011 in theTimes Higher Education awards.

Furthermore, the university is ranked amongst both the UK’s and world’s Top 100 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, and the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise found 41 submissions out of 49 of Sheffield’s research to contain more than 50% of “world-leading” and “internationally excellent” research, which made Sheffield among the Top Ten in the Russell Group. The university has produced five Nobel Prize winners so far.

Notable Alumni

Eddie Izzard

Eddie left his accountancy degree course at Sheffield to pursue comedy. Eddie started comedy during his time at Sheffield University.

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