The University grew out of the Sheffield Medical School (founded in 1828), Firth College (1879) and the Sheffield Technical School (1884). These three institutions came together in 1897 to form the University College of Sheffield, which in turn became the University of Sheffield in 1905.
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Your future career: you can do anything
We'll work with you to make sure your masters leads to great things.
Our careers advisers will help you with your global job search. National and international employers advertise vacancies with us. They also visit the campus to talk to our postgraduates.
Help is available at every stage of your course so you can start preparing for the rest of your life straight away. We have details of all the latest job vacancies and work experience opportunities. There are workshops on CV writing, job hunting and preparing for interviews.
There's plenty of choice when it comes to deciding where to live in University accommodation. And here at Sheffield you're choosing the best. We offer a quality range of room types, affordable rents and two fantastic locations to choose from across the city, all within walking distance of lectures.
Our University accommodation has been voted the best in the UK by students in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey – for the third year running.
The Library is here to help you develop essential information skills for finding, using and evaluating information.
The Library and our colleagues throughout the University are here to help you during your exams!
All students of the University are entitled to register with the University Health Service for NHS care, from a Sheffield address, but dependants can only be accepted if they live within the practice boundary and are resident in UK.
Sheffield is an exciting place to spend your student years. It's big enough to have everything - clubs, café bars, shops, sports facilities, restaurants - but it's small enough to let you stay in touch easily with your friends.
Designated the first National City of Sport, Sheffield regularly hosts international events and offers world-class sporting facilities.
U Sport at the University offers something for everyone, whether you want to compete at club level, join a gym or play sport just for fun.
The Peak District National Park, one of the most spectacular areas of natural beauty in the country, borders Sheffield and is only minutes away by car or bus. Perfect for walkers, mountain-bikers, climbers and anyone who loves the outdoors.
When you become a student you are automatically a member of the Union. Sheffield Union is often recognised as the best Students' Union in the UK.
The Union is run by students for students and is at the heart of student life. As you'd expect, it provides a packed programme of gigs, clubs, films and much more. There are over 300 different clubs and societies to get involved with, so you'll never be short of something to do.