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Postgraduate Student Statistics

8,710 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 74%
  • Part Time 26%

Domicile

  • UK 52%
  • EU 7%
  • Other 41%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 155 485 635
Business & Management Studies 80 420 495
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 240 225 465
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 50 320 370
Psychology 135 210 345
Law 35 305 335
Librarianship & Information Management 20 280 300
Biological Sciences 150 140 290
Sociology 35 255 290
Mechanical Engineering 175 110 285
Medicine 215 40 255
Nursing 10 235 245
Communication & Media Studies 10 205 215
Materials Technology 150 60 210
Computer Science 70 140 205
Aural & Oral Sciences 15 180 195
Chemical Engineering 100 95 195
Architecture 45 135 185
Civil Engineering 70 95 165
English 65 95 165
Mathematics 65 95 160
Accounting & Finance 0 155 155
Politics 40 115 155
Chemistry 125 25 145
Geography & Environmental Science 45 100 145
History 40 75 115
Social Work 0 115 115
Economics 25 90 115
Music 40 70 110
General Engineering 0 100 100
Physics & Astronomy 95 5 100
Archaeology 30 60 90
Philosophy 35 50 85
Dentistry 40 45 80
Linguistics 10 60 70
Anatomy & Physiology 5 65 70
East & South Asian Studies 20 35 55
Theology & Religious Studies 5 30 35
Food Science 0 35 35
French 10 25 35
Marketing 0 25 25
Creative Writing 0 20 20
Ophthalmics 0 15 15
Iberian Languages 5 10 15
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 5 10 15
Social Policy 0 10 10
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 0 10 10
Geology 0 10 10
German 5 5 5
Hospitality, Leisure, Recreation & Tourism 0 5 5
Russian & East European Languages 5 0 5
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 0 5 5
Medical Technology 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 6,500–10,970
Mixed 6,500–9,000
Laboratory 9,000–10,970
Clinical 15,000–27,050
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 100 £10,000 scholarships available for new postgraduate students in 2018.
  • 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.