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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.

Postgraduate Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 7,000
Mixed 9,100
Laboratory 11,650
Clinical 27,500
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

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.