University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield began as a merger of three educational institutions in Sheffield – the Sheffield School of Medicine founded in 1828, Firth College founded in 1879, and the Sheffield Technical School founded in 1884. 

In 1905, they merged to become one institution and adopted the name The University of Sheffield, making the University’s medical faculty the oldest in the UK. The University is renowned for its academic and research excellence on a global scale, with 92% of research being classified as world-leading, internationally excellent, or internationally recognized. 

It is ranked 16th in the UK and 96th in the world by QS World University Rankings 2023. The University of Sheffield has over 30,000 students, including international students from over 140 countries, which contributes to its social and cultural diversity. It has been ranked among the Top 50 Most International Universities in the world by Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022. 

Additionally, the University has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize five times in the categories of Humanities, Social Science & Law, Environmental, Pioneering Ageing Research, Manufacturing, and Translational Neuroscience in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2007, and 2019, respectively. 


The University of Sheffield is located in the city of Sheffield, situated in the central part of England. Sheffield is a city known for its abundance of trees, green areas, and public parks. It is also in close proximity to the Peak District National Park, which has earned Sheffield the recognition of being a Green City in the United Kingdom and Europe. 

Sheffield is the fifth largest city in the United Kingdom and is considered one of the safest cities in the country. Additionally, it offers a relatively low cost of living (according to the NatWest student living index 2019). Moreover, Sheffield is renowned for its vibrant arts and music scenes. 

Students can easily travel from Sheffield to other major cities in the north and other parts of the country by train. 

  • Leeds:  38 minutes away. 
  • Manchester: 50 minutes away. 
  • Nottingham: 55 minutes away. 
  • Birmingham: 1 hour and 30 minutes away. 
  • Liverpool: 1 hour and 46 minutes away. 
  • London: 2 hours and 15 minutes away. 
  • Edinburgh: 3 hours and 26 minutes away. 

If you are traveling from Thailand, you can fly to London Heathrow Airport or Manchester International Airport and continue your journey to Sheffield by train, which takes approximately 1 hour. 


The University of Sheffield has two campuses, which are the Western Bank Campus (the main campus of the university) and St George’s Campus. 


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


The University of Sheffield offers comprehensive facilities for students, including various service centers and learning spaces spread throughout the campus. 

  • Library 
    The university has 5 libraries on campus that house a collection of books, media, digital works, and research materials, including e-books and over 60,000 journals. Students can access library services both on campus and online. 
  • The Diamond 

This is a dedicated learning space for students in the Faculty of Engineering. It provides reading areas and well-equipped labs with modern tools and technology, such as Aerospace Simulation, Analytics Laboratory, Lego Mindstorm Robots, Bioengineering Bacterial Laboratory, and Thermodynamics & Mechanics Laboratory, among others. 

  • The Information Commons 
    This learning space is open 24/7 and offers rooms for group work with boards, private reading zones, and a collection of over 120,000 books. Students also have the option to borrow laptops. 
  • Students’ Union 

The university’s Students’ Union provides a wide range of student clubs and activities catering to diverse interests. These include sports clubs, music clubs, children’s clubs, cooking and baking clubs, cardio exercise clubs, animal lovers’ clubs, vegan clubs, archery clubs, Jui Jitsu clubs, Thai boxing clubs, hiking clubs, scuba diving clubs, and many more. 

Why should you consider studying at the University of Sheffield? 

The University of Sheffield is a leading university in the UK’s Russell Group. It is highly regarded for its research excellence and has achieved a ranking of 11th in the Research Excellence Framework for 2021. The university has also been honored with five Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. Additionally, the university boasts five Nobel Laureates as honorary fellows. The Sheffield University Management School holds the prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation, which is an internationally recognized standard. 

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Famous courses 

  • Law 
  • Engineering & Technology 
  • Dentistry 
  • Education 
  • Social Science 
  • Arts & Humanities 
  • Psychology 
  • Clinical & Health 
  • Politics 
  • Biological Sciences 
  • Chemistry 

University of Sheffield International College 

The University of Sheffield International College offers foundational courses for international students who aspire to pursue bachelor’s and postgraduate degrees at the University of Sheffield in collaboration with INTO, the pathway provider. These courses provide the necessary preparation for students to successfully enter their desired programs at the University of Sheffield. The offered courses include International Foundation One, Pre-Masters, and English language courses. 

For international students aiming to progress to a bachelor’s degree, the pathway program is the International Foundation Year. This program is available in the following fields of study: 

  • Business, Social Science, and Humanities  
  • Dentistry  
  • Science and Engineering 

For students seeking entry into a Master’s degree, the pathway program is the Pre-Masters program. This program covers the areas of study offered at the University, including: 

  • Business, Social Science, and Humanities  
  • Science and Engineering 

Why study pathway programmes with University of Sheffield International College? 

  • Guaranteed progression to the desired university to achieve students’ academic goals. 
  • Full university experience of learning and living within the university.  
  • Developing necessary English language skills and knowledge for university-level studies. 
  • Enhancing research and academic writing skills for students.  
  • Flexibility to study either online or on-campus.  
  • Starting from as little as 1.5 terms of study duration.

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