Each year, about a fifth of those graduating from the University of Sheffield go on to some form of postgraduate study. This figure includes those undertaking 'vocational' courses in areas such as teaching, law and nursing as well as those studying for a Master's degree or a PhD.
Some useful resources
For the vast majority of postgraduate courses and research programmes there is no centralised application system; you simply apply direct to the institution concerned. In most cases, there will be no fixed closing date, but you need to check this with the institution. Generally speaking, it is advisable to apply nine to twelve months before the intended starting date, especially as this may improve your chances of obtaining funding.
These databases lists courses and research opportunities by subject area and also include information on funding sources
Search for the results of a particular department's research output - the most recent are 2008.
Interested in - Law | Teaching | Medicine and dentistry
If you are interested in law and teaching you will need to apply through a central clearing house and in most cases there will be a fixed closing date for applications. Medicine and dentistry require you to apply through UCAS.
This website allows you to compare and review universities and their subjects based on the university and college's satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study and other key information
How to get funding
The funding system for postgraduate study can be very complex but you can seek guidance from the Careers Service if you need it.
Designed to help students find the funding to cover the costs of going to college and university. It's a comprehensive source of information on student grants, loans, bursaries, scholarships and awards.
Links to several research Councils providing detailed information about awards.
Find out about deferred repayment bank loans to help pay for vocational education and training.
Search for grants from organisations and charitable trusts.
This section of the university's website provides information about fees and scholarships available.
Funded entirely by generous individual donations from alumni (former students) of the University, current and former staff, parents and friends. These scholarships are worth up to £3,000 each, and have been created to help bright students who might not otherwise be able to study here.
International students can find information on funding providers.
Briefing booklets and guides
Online talks and DVDs
Our database lists resources held in the Careers Service.
If you are interested in studying abroad, search for material held in the Careers Service and country specific lists of websites.
Funding opportunities that the Careers Service is aware of are listed here.
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