The University of Sheffield was founded in 1905. It started as the Sheffield School of Medicine which opened in 1828. The University has now grown to more than 24,000 students with over 4,000 international students from 131 countries. You can study a wide range of subjects, including business and information management, law, architecture, engineering, science, medicine and dentistry.
The University of Sheffield is at the forefront of world research. As a result, the latest developments in each discipline inform our teaching. The University is in the UK’s top 10 for research power, according to the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. Forty-one of the University's 49 submissions had 50 per cent or more of their work assessed at the top grades of 4* and 3*.
The University of Sheffield is in the UK's top 10 universities according to the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's ranking of the top 500 universities worldwide.
The University of Sheffield recently won its fourth Queen's Anniversary Prize for its Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing. This is a prime example of the strong relationships of the University with global organizations. Its reputation for world-class research attracts multinational companies like Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Messier-Dowty and BAe Systems.