University of Sheffield (University of Sheffield)

The University of Sheffield is a leading research university, located in Sheffield in South Yorkshire, England. Ranked within the World's top 40 Universities published by Global University Ranking and constantly ranked amongst the top 20 universities in Britain and Europe according to The Good University Guide.[3] The university has produced five Nobel Prize winners so far. University of Sheffield is one of the original 'red brick' universities and a member of the Russell Group.


The University of Sheffield was originally formed by the merger of three colleges. The Sheffield School of Medicine was founded in 1828, followed in 1879 by the opening of Firth College by Mark Firth, a steel manufacturer, to teach arts and science subjects. Firth College then helped to fund the opening of the Sheffield Technical School in 1884 to teach applied science, the only major faculty the existing colleges did not cover. The three institutions merged in 1897 to form the University College of Sheffield. Sheffield is one of the six red brick universities.

Victoria University

It was originally envisaged that the University College would join Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds as the fourth member of the federal Victoria University.

[edit] Royal Charter

However, the Victoria University began to split-up before this could happen and so the University College of Sheffield received its own Royal Charter in 1905 and became the University of Sheffield.

From 200 full-time students in 1905, the University grew slowly until the 1950s and 1960s when it began to expand rapidly. Many new buildings (including the famous Arts Tower) were built and student numbers increased to their present

Courses Offered by University of Sheffield (1)

Name # Video Lectures
Physics in Primary Schools (Grades 4 to 6) Physics in Primary Schools (Grades 4 to 6) 10
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