Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield - United Kingdom


We're a modern university with a long and proud history, dating from the opening of two 19th century schools which would later become the foundations for Sheffield Polytechnic.

Collegiate Campus

1836 – Sheffield Collegiate School opened
1885 – Grammar School moved in
1903 – merged with Wesley College
1905 – became City of Sheffield Training College
1966 – renamed Sheffield City College of Education
1976 – absorbed by Sheffield Polytechnic

City Campus

1843 – Sheffield School of Design opened (Glossop Road)
1855 – expanded onto Arundel Street, shortly followed by a purpose-built School of Art
1950 – Sheffield College of Technology built (Pond Street)
1969 – merged with Sheffield College of Art and Design (as it was then known) to form Sheffield Polytechnic

Our campuses have seen two World Wars – Collegiate Crescent was used as a military hospital from 1915–19, and when Collegiate Hall and the main building on Arundel Street were bombed during the Sheffield Blitz (1940), students rallied round to help wherever possible.

After World War Two, major educational reforms including the

  • Education Act (1944), which increased demand for university places as more funding was available and more people were qualifying to enter higher education
  • new Council for National Academic Awards (1963), allowing other institutions to award qualifications across a range of subjects
  • invitation and submission of local education authority plans (1966–7) for college mergers

led to the designation of three polytechnics – a new type of higher education institution – in 1969.

International standing

One of the UK's most progressive and innovative universities, Sheffield Hallam is a multicultural institution with a vibrant and diverse student population of over 4,000 international students from more than 100 countries.

We have a lot to offer international students – from award winning international student support to courses which are tailored specifically to enhancing students' employability in a global workplace.

In the most recent Student Barometer (autumn 2013), we ranked first in the UK for satisfaction with the level of research activity, employability, careers advice, accommodation cost, earning money and international student support.

As well as attracting students from around the world we have a long tradition of working with international partners. We welcome, and actively seek, partnerships which are both broad in subject area and rich in opportunities for international students to obtain a University qualification. There are lots of ways of studying with Sheffield Hallam University including summer semester programmes, international exchange opportunities, courses validated and delivered in country through to integrated study in the UK whilst enrolled at your home institution.

Our staff are leaders in their field, many with current and previous industry or applied research experience, all committed to giving you the highest quality education. We design our innovative and career orientated courses to enhance your career, ensuring you gain the skills and knowledge demanded by the workplace. Many courses offer real life consultancy projects and work experience opportunities.


Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences

Including • art and design • business systems and IT • communication and media • computers and computing • engineering and technology • mathematics and statistics • multimedia and internet.

Faculty of Development and Society

Including • built environment • counselling • criminology and community justice • education • English • environment • film, theatre and performance • forensics • geography • history • law • planning, regeneration and housing • psychology • social sciences.

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Including • biosciences • diagnostic radiography • nursing and midwifery • occupational therapy • operating department practitioners • paramedic studies • physiotherapy • radiotherapy and oncology • social work • sport and active lifestyles.

Sheffield Business School

Including • business and management • facilities management • finance • food and nutrition • language and culture • tourism, hospitality and leisure.

English Requirements

IELTS varies from 6.0 to 7.0 according to a program you choose to study.


Our Transform Together Scholarships are for all full-time taught courses at Sheffield Hallam University. A full fee waiver is available for postgraduate courses and 50% discount for each year of an undergraduate degree.

You also have the opportunity to apply for the following schemes.


  • Chevening Scholarship Scheme - for international postgraduate applicants (excluding USA and EU)
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS) (formerly DFID) - for applicants from commonwealth countries for selected postgraduate courses


  • Ghana Achievement Scholarship - for postgraduate applicants from Ghana
  • Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme - for applicants from selected African countries for a range of postgraduate courses related to oil and gas industry

Middle East

  • Iraq Achievement Scholarship - for postgraduate applicants from Iraq
  • Libya Achievement Scholarship - for postgraduate applicants from Libya

Central Asia

  • Central Asia Achievement Scholarship - for postgraduate applicants from Central Asia

South Asia

  • India GREAT Scholarships - for Indian applicants applying for MSc Sport Business Management, MSc Applied Sports and Exercise Science and MSc Sports Engineering

South East Asia

  • Indonesia Achievement Scholarship - for postgraduate applicants from Indonesia
  • Indonesian-UK DIKTI Scholarship Programme - for lecturers at Indonesian universities and administrative staff at DIKTI and Indonesian state universities
  • Vietnam Achievement Scholarship - for postgraduate applicants from Vietnam

Tution Fee

For the 2015–16 academic year, our tuition fees for international students are

  • Undergraduate courses – £11,500 or £12,400
  • Pre–Masters – £7,500
  • Postgraduate courses – between £11,500 and £13,900 and up to £15,000 for the MBA