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.

Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarships

There are 100 scholarships available for 2016-17 (worth up to £10,000)

Postgraduate Masters Loans

Loans of up to £10,000 are available to students studying eligible Masters courses from September 2016.

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.


International students can find information on funding providers.

Postgrad insight blog

Postgrad Insight Blog

Find out what life as a postgrad is really like. Current students share their experiences.

Information Resources

Our Information Resources links to everything you need to help with your career planning including useful websites, videos, professional bodies and recruitment databases.

You can also find online copies of our briefing sheets, guides and handouts, as well as listings for books available in our library.

Postgraduates and Researchers

Support and information for existing postgraduates and researchers