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The University of Sheffield is a leading Russell Group university, founded over 100 years ago. Renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of its research-led learning and teaching, it offers the perfect environment for students considering postgraduate study.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

9,917 postgraduate students in 2017–18

Mode of study

  • Full Time 74%
  • Part Time 26%

Domicile

  • UK 49%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 44%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Other 155 735 890
Business & Management Studies 95 760 855
Education 155 640 795
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 240 240 485
Sociology 35 390 420
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 55 360 415
Law 30 355 385
Librarianship & Information Management 25 345 370
Psychology 120 245 365
Biological Sciences 145 175 320
Nursing 10 300 310
Mechanical Engineering 185 85 270
Communication & Media Studies 10 250 260
Computer Science 80 170 255
Accounting & Finance 0 245 245
Medicine 190 20 210
Chemical Engineering 105 95 195
Materials Technology 125 70 195
Civil Engineering 70 115 185
English 70 110 180
Aural & Oral Sciences 15 160 180
Mathematics 60 110 170
Architecture 55 110 165
Economics 25 140 165
Chemistry 120 30 150
Music 35 110 145
Geography & Environmental Science 45 95 140
History 35 95 130
Physics & Astronomy 105 5 110
Archaeology 35 65 105
Politics 30 70 100
Social Work 0 100 100
Philosophy 30 50 75
General Engineering 0 75 75
Anatomy & Physiology 5 70 70
Linguistics 10 60 70
Dentistry 35 30 70
East & South Asian Studies 20 40 60
Marketing 0 50 50
Ophthalmics 0 30 30
Food Science 0 25 25
French 5 15 20
Creative Writing 0 20 20
Theology & Religious Studies 5 15 15
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 15 15
Social Policy 5 10 15
Iberian Languages 5 5 10
Geology 0 10 10
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 5 5 5
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 5 5
Anthropology 0 5 5
German 5 0 5
Medical Technology 0 5 5
Russian & East European Languages 5 0 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Quick Guides to Postgraduate Tuition Fees and Finance

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The University of Sheffield offers a variety of scholarships and bursaries, with over a hundred £10,000 scholarships available for new postgraduate students in 2019.
  • This includes Masters Scholars: high calibre students in the faculties of Arts and Humanities and Social Science can apply to this scheme for support towards their Masters fees.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • All postgraduate students are guaranteed accommodation in university-owned or partnership accommodation, provided they meet certain conditions.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.