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.

PhD student through to steelChallenge World Championships

PhD student Mozart Queiroz Neto winners steeluniversity 24-hour steelChallenge European Regional Championship.

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Department takes central role in UK's new Future Manufacturing Hub

EPSRC invests £10million for the Department to lead The Manufacture using Advanced Powder Processes (MAPP) Hub.

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Thinking about postgraduate study?

Our Open Days are a great opportunity to talk to staff about your subject area, the University, the city of Sheffield as well as meet other postgraduate students who will share their experiences.

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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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