Department of Social Science

The Faculty of Social Sciences has a longstanding reputation for delivering world class research. Our research addresses the major challenges facing society and our ideas are leading academic debates internationally and shaping policy and practice across the globe.

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The Faculty of Social Sciences has a longstanding reputation for delivering world class research. Our research addresses the major challenges facing society and our ideas are leading academic debates internationally and shaping policy and practice across the globe.

Education

Consistently over the last twenty years our departments have been ranked at the very top in UK research assessments. The work of our academics is highly cited; the Faculty of Social Sciences is currently ranked in the top ten for citations amongst the UK leading research intensive universities. The impact of our research is exemplary and is recognised by national research council prizes and international awards.

Research

As home to some of the UK's leading researchers, we are renowned for our high-quality and high-impact research. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, 80% of the Faculty's research assessed was graded as world leading or internationally excellent, with the majority of the Faculty's submissions ranked in the top ten, of which 5 were in the top five. We are really proud of this achievement.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Housing services

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.

Library services

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!

Medical services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Sports facilities

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.

Student clubs

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.

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