5th in the UK for Research Excellence

Research Excellence Framework 2014


Our world-leading staff and talented graduates help to shape the world around us, developing innovative materials to improve lives and protect the environment.

100+ scholarships

We have over 100 scholarships available to fund talented new postgraduate students in 2017. Don't miss out. Find out if you're eligible for a scholarship worth £10,000. Government loans of up £10,280 are also available.

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Funding boost for Henry Royce Institute

Ministerial announcement includes £3.5 million of funding to support pioneering Sheffield Royce Translational Centre and Royce Discovery Centre, focused on early-stage research on materials discovery and processing

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Inspiring the next generation

Professor of Tissue Engineering, Sheila MacNeil, receives Suffrage Science award for women in engineering and physical sciences in recognition of scientific achievements.

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Study with us

Our world-class staff will help you to develop as a scientist and engineer. You'll learn about the science of materials, and how to develop new materials and technologies for industry and manufacturing.

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World-class research

A world leading department, with a strong history of excellence for research. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework puts us in the UK top 10 for research output and 5th for research excellence in materials science.

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