Further study

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.

Postgraduate courses | Postgrad.com

These databases lists courses and research opportunities by subject area and also include information on funding sources

Research assessment exercise

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.

Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

You could get one of 220 scholarships worth £10,000 towards your postgraduate course starting in 2015. We're offering 220 scholarships for UK/EU students as part of a Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) initiative aimed at removing barriers to postgraduate education for students from under-represented groups. Deadline for applications is 22nd May 2015.

Student cash point

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.

Postgraduate funding (Prospects) | Research Councils UK | UoS research funding opportunities

Explore your funding options including bursaries, scholarships and Research Council grants.

Career development loans

Find out about deferred repayment bank loans to help pay for vocational education and training.

Turn to us

Turn2us is a charity that helps people in financial need to access charitable grants and other financial help.

Alumni fund scholarships

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


International students can find information on funding providers.

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Video Resources

Postgraduate study

Getting into medicine and dentistry

Admissions tests for medicine and dentistry

Thinking of starting a PhD - listen to the podcasts from our PhD researchers.

Philosophy - podcast

American literature - podcast

file resources

External Resources

Further study

Our database lists resources held in the Careers Service.

myInternational career

If you are interested in studying abroad, search for material held in the Careers Service and country specific lists of websites.

Careers Service postgraduate funding bulletin

Funding opportunities that the Careers Service is aware of are listed here.

Postgraduates and Researchers

Support and information for existing postgraduates and researchers