Applying to The University of Sheffield
- Entry Requirements
176-191 UCAS Points
Average range for The University of Sheffield entry requirements. Varies depending on the course.
- QUARANTINE PROVISION:
- Red list - You will need to quarantine in a managed hotel and take 2 COVID-19 tests. The university will refund up to £2,285 for mandatory managed hotel quarantine. This cost includes the mandatory Covid-19 tests you are required to take after arriving in the UK and food for the duration of the managed hotel quarantine.
- TEACHING MODE:
- OPEN DAYS:
- On-campus open day on 23rd Oct.
- TEACHING NOTES:
- Their expectation and the current plan is to deliver face-to-face teaching in 2021-22. This means you are expected to attend in person, on campus, from the start date of your studies.
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It is really good to study in the University of Sheffield. Because of the pandemic made it impossible to take class face to face, university took lots of actions to ensure the quality of teaching. Also, lots of online events help me make good friends too. Thanks to my University!!!
University of Sheffield it’s great because of the way teachings are carried out and the way they coped with Covid-19. Students and lecturers have really good interaction in class which makes learning easier and more fun.
The experience I have had with this uni has been through COVID so obviously I have to give them the benefit of the doubt because nothing like this has happened before. The people running my course give zero help and some of them are really rude to me especially when I’m begging for help with the course
As a placement student at The University of Sheffield, I was well looked after and pushed to my academic capacity. The academic staff who were supervising me were helpful and driven and I found my placement a useful experience.
Although due to the crovid-19, we have to attend the online course, the devices in the laboratory are still nice, perhaps students next year would witness it. The student union patiently helped me like picking up my brp and responding to my emails.
As an Indian, my perception of Uni life was very different. The University has engaging clubs for everyone and provides introductory events. Their career Service and Education on Visa helps to get an idea on how to proceed after the degree.
The university has the greatest facilities. The lecturers are knowledgeable. All the teaching buildings and libraries are distinct and splendid. The campus is at great location and lots of the student accommodations nearby are built of good price.
I had a great time studying here. I had so many great experiences and met so many wonderful people. I am so glad that I chose to come to this university and really recommend anyone thinking of applying here to go for it!
I had a great time at Sheffield Hallam, especially when it came to the facilities and the academic advisors, always checking up but not harassing! There was never any issues when I needed assistance with something and everything I needed was at hand
The experience of studying at a University like Sheffield is probably the best experience you'll ever have. It's been Ranked no 1 for its student's union for thr past 12 years running along with having being ranked amongst the Top 5 student accommodations is UK. It is also Top 5 for the student experience which is so important for any university student!!
The University of Sheffield is a very inclusive school, which makes me feel comfortable. The University of Sheffield has always helped me whenever and wherever I have been, especially this year regarding the support of covid-19, which has surprised and touched me!
I think the apartment is very good. First of all, the location is very good. It is very convenient to go to the grocery shopping library to study. At the same time, the decoration style is also very good, and there are many good service staff. It is more convenient to go out, the exit is the city hall. Every time you can go shopping far away in Sheffield. The price is very cheap, because I ordered the studio, which has 25 square meters of space, and there are discounts for all-year reservations. In the morning, the front desk will also provide a variety of snacks and beverages to drink. Great!
I think the University of Sheffield provides students with opportunities to improve themselves in all aspects. There are many excellent student organizations, lots of teaching facilities, lots of libraries for students to borrow books and study on their own.
Haven’t spent much time at the university due to COVID but the SU is really nice, several libraries to choose from and places to study, good support services and staff are generally really pleasant and helpful, lots of accommodation in the city. University IT systems could be clearer - some stuff is really hard to navigate and quite a few broken links.
I had the chance to visit the campus just some days . I have been only in The Diamond and the Students Union where I liked to stay and study .This year I did not have the chance to join in any societies or to attend any club .
Wouldn't know, I've been in lockdown pretty much my entire degree and working from home. So far the support services for the uni is pants and only some lecturers make learning online worth it. The rest of them out zero effort in. it's an alright university but it wasn't worth the money this year
If you want to choose Sheffield student apartments, Steel city is your best choice. Steel city has a laundry room, gymnasium and a sky loft. It provides entertainment facilities such as table tennis, billiards and Chinese mahjong. Not only that, the staff at Steel city are enthusiastic and service, which will surely make you feel at home.
The environment in school is very good. It’s different from the previous school campus, building are settled in the whole city. There are many green spaces and some ancient buildings in the campus. The library is excellent and the facade design is outstanding
For the Biomedical Science course, I would say that they have a very good ensemble of experts who all work really hard to ensure students are prepared for further work/studies and development. It is a very welcoming place overall. Sadly, with the pandemic around, we couldn’t get the full experience.
I don’t like the administration’s of dealing with problems. I don’t like the fact that the university was at the 78th rank and now became at the 97th rank. There is no clarification on why the university board is operating the way they are right now.
The location is very convenient. Close to university buildings and grocery stores. It’s also close to the city centre. The rooms are also well designed. It has tv and heater/air conditioner in each room. I highly recommend this accommodation.
The University of Sheffield has always done a great job in accommodating students in their studies and life experiences. They offer great library spaces and have many wonderful departmental buildings. It's possible to walk easily from one to the next.
Uni still got a lot to do in regards to making student life exceptional. I think Sheffield Hallam does a lot more financial and health support than Sheffield uni. Overall, Sheffield uni is getting there, just not as quick as I hoped
Not great, rather disorganised. It's very hard to find any information/navigate the online platforms/do anything basically. Staff acts like they want to help but end up not knowing what to do or not doing anything. Very disappointing for this much money.
The uni is great! HOWEVER... I lived with a company called NOBLE DESIGN & BUILD, and it was the worst place ever! The building was full of people who definitely didn’t work or study, always blasting music and the entire building smelt of drugs! Things were never fixed, the lift was always out, fire alarms going off every other day, and they were REALLY loud, and worst of all, when I moved out they threatened to sue me because I didn’t feel safe enough to stay there any longer!!!
One of the most underrated city in the UK. Excellent nightlife, lovely people, and a beautiful national park at your doorstep. The university offers a large variety of courses, with teaching from some of the world's top researchers, and access to world-class facilities. There is an array of great societies to chose from, and the student's union is one of the best, and nicest, in the UK. The student area is safe, lively, and has lots of great local pubs in and around the area. Didn't meet anyone at university who disliked Sheffield.
Great accommodation with the friendliest receptionists who are always available to help. The night owls are always open to converse and help as well. It is close to the university and the city centre. They made sure we were comfortable and safe during the lockdown. 100% would definitely recommend.
The university gives a very good student experience from learning until the extracurricular. The university has top facilities and its student union has so many clubs/societies. I enjoy my university time in this university.
Downright awful from start to finish. I am Jewish. I faced anti-Semitic verbal abuse from day one. I was spat at for being Jewish. I had a Labour Party student activist shout at me, "Hitler was right about you Yids." He then did a Nazi salute. I had a ham sandwich thrown at me. I reported this and more racist abuse to my tutor. He just laughed. I took it higher. They did nothing. Sheffield University is a nest bed of socialist anti-Semitism. I am not the first Jew to suffer anti-Semitic abuse at Sheffield University. Sadly, I won't be the last. I would strongly advise all Jewish students to avoid Sheffield University like the plague. It is a grotesque, hideous university, run by leftist anti-Semites for leftist anti-Semites.
I never thought I could fall in love with a place as much as I have with Sheffield. I am currently in my second year and having the best time. The students union has the best nights out and its great because you see everyone you know. There's so many clubs and societies to get involved in and it really feels like one big community. I couldn't recommend Sheffield enough
First year student and really enjoying it so far! Student Union has honestly everything there from amazing food stops to an everything convenience store and just lots of social and quiet spaces! Great people here and thats what really makes the university, as well as great staff and support system available!
Great university with very helpful lecturers. The Diamond is a 24/7 building that allows us student to utilize and work on assignments. Classes may be scattered across the city and parts of the places requires walking uphills.
As for the one year stay in the University of Sheffield. I have learned a lot professional knowledge also got accustom to British culture, made some friends and been to some countries, those precious experience changed my way of thinking as well as my attitude towards the world, it seems that I become much more mature than before. All in all, the Master study in Sheffield Uni could be one of the best memories in my life.
There are some classes that designed not really well, I would say the tutorials should be helpful, however some of the tutors are not being as helpful as they suppose to be, so it really depends on the luck of having different tuor. Some class carries too much infomaiton of which the lecture are not sufficient for students to understand. despite the educationla detailed trials, everything is decent!
I spent great time here for study. Arts tower is the main place for courses. The environment and tutors are nice, I can also reheat my lunch in 11th and 16th floors with microwave ovens. The flat, libraries and teaching building are close, which is more accessible. Student Union is opposite to the Arts Tower. Thank you.
The diamond is a great place to study. Sheffessions is the best Facebook page I’m on. Accommodation is great, halls are lovely. Nightlife is great and there’s loads of choice where to go. The city is great for food and shopping and everything you’d want. There’s loads of trees and parks and all that - it’s a beautiful city (the walk from Endcliffe to the uni is past some nice looking houses and just generally a pretty environment). Would recommend
Great uni, the clubs and facilities are fantastic and help me meet a lot of people from other departments. I study architecture and believe the workshop facilities can be improved/upgraded to include some modern machines that allow for experimentation
In my first year now and so far i am enjoying this experience. The staffs are all so friendly and helpful when i approached for enquiries. I enjoy spending time in the student union and the diamond the most as i feel that the location and environment is ideal.
I think all of my lecturers for my actual course are lovely, but on open days they outright lied about the available facilities. Most people I have spoke to have complained about the lack of mental health support available, I tried to book an appointment weeks ago and heard nothing from them, work really needs to be done on the general facilities, otherwise the Uni is great
This university is wonderful. One of the first things I noticed is that the people working for departments/the union and numerous facilities are friendly and really helpful. It was from the start a lovely experience which made the transition to higher education easy and exciting. There are numerous activities, facilities and opportunities. Three years of uni are not enough to explore what Uni of Sheffield has to offer. That is what worries me. Overall, Uni of has made it clear right from the beginning that it is committed to its students and their futures, and that there are many ways through which the uni can help. I recommend it to any student.
The University of Sheffield is a public research university in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It received its royal charter in 1905 as successor to the University College of Sheffield, which was established in 1897 by the merger of Sheffield Medical School, Firth College and Sheffield Technical School
My first year at University of Sheffield has been nothing short of amazing in terms of the quality of Education we have been given, support from tutors, and the facilities available. I had high expectations for the Student Union, given it was ranked #1 in the UK for the past 10 years, and I was not disappointed.
Probably the worst 6 months of my life were spent at this uni. Accomodation was sterile and desperately lonely. Course was academically competent but isolated. I found myself unable to establish a decent friendship groups given lectures of 200+ students and seminars with different people everytime. Support I got from the SU and other university facilities was blunt and largely unhelpful. Nightlife here, though plentiful, is horrendously overrated and outside of the university faciliites the city depressing at best. Avoid.
I'm a current undergrad student who was excited to look into Sheffiled for graduate opportunities. I sent a list of questions to the admission coordinators and not only did I not get answers from one, although they attempted to schedule a skype call (which was rescheduled), as my list was "huge", but they continued to send surprisingly unprofessional emails or not getting back to me claiming that answering my email wouldn't be "logical". I am understanding that my inquiries may have been exhaustive and that they are very busy but I reached out to multiple universities and never had as much issue. I was made to feel that my inquiries were not important which is surprising considering you'd think they'd want international students. For anyone concerned, the department in question was the Urban Studies and Planning school.
Amazing support from staff.They help you with you CV amd keep you up to date with all the new opportunities. The SU is incredible ,so many soxities and organizmsation to join in order to learn nee things and meet new people
Poor teaching quality (Archaeology department). Sub-par pastoral care. Abysmal resources (Archaeology department). Hostile student population that can, and have gotten violent. Riddled with strikes and other disruptive events.
Everything about my university is great apart from my actual course. I found Japanese Studies to be quite a nightmare and that only the strong seem to survive in the East Asian Studies Department. I’ve requested to change course to Korean next year, and if I want to survive, I guess I’ll have to become a workaholic.
I would recommend going to Sheffield University to anyone. It's where I have the good balance of an excellent academic life woth inspirational lecturers to get smashed at the weekends and having a laugh at the pub. I love the city and love the uni! I will forever look back on my years as the best years of my life
Really, really bad if you're disabled and/or LGBT+. Not only are many of the staff LGBT+ phobic, but they are against "excuses" in regards to disability. There are very few policies that allow disabled students to have kind of alternate learning. Many university buildings are not accessible. The university health service has consistently neglected my disability despite me making appointments each month to ask for help. I would not recommend this university to anyone.
Never come to this university for Phd and Masters. I Have suffered so much and dropped out in PhD. It was my mistake to trust them when was not happy in masters. Low quality of teaching in masters and not trust in PhD supervisors. Overall it has got a sick academic and staff environment. It has got amazing Student Union but my main aim was the quality of my degree not clubs and etc. then there is no point to rank them. Many PhDs have suffered so far with a poor relationship with their supervisors in this university. so many trustworthy supervisors are leaving the university as well. Be very careful. Just teens and bachelors with native languages are happy.
Extremely well organised and accommodating university with very fair and flexible administration. Top quality teaching and graduate opportunities with links to industry leading companies. The best disability services of any university.
Speak to almost any University of Sheffield student (both past and current) and they will tell you that Sheffield is the perfect place to be a student, and that Sheffield University is a great university (good resources/teaching/reputation). However, I write from the perspective of a graduate who went to the university having attended an international school in Brussels, and being of half Italian descent. My personal experience of Sheffield was dreadful. I found the students to be very insular/English in nature, not accommodating at all to those of us who had grown up in other non-British contexts. I would say the majority of students there (however bright and successful on an academic level) where culturally typically 'British' and knew nothing outside of Middle/provincial England. The type of attitude which views anything across the Channel as being 'foreign' and therefore inferior. I would urge anyone from my background NOT to choose this uni.
Everything except the course is fine. As an MA student and experiencing then uni for the first time, I had high expectations. I have received little help from a tutor who EMAILED me to tell me to change classes even though the other MA students had the same grades as me. I was then told in my second semester a module I had been allowed to take was actually not permitted, so my timetable clashes could not be altered and if I wished to continue the module, I would have to miss the main of the two classes and basically teach myself. Compared to my much smaller, nowhere near as highly acclaimed former university, I have found my overall studying experience very dissapointing and stressful.