Fees and funding

It's important to find out how much the fees are for your course and get advice on funding your studies.

We recommend using the University's online support:

Guidance on postgraduate taught tuition fees 2016/2017:

For 2016/2017, it is estimated living in Sheffield for 12 months (September to August) will cost £12,180. Below is an suggested outline of how this will be spent:

  • Accommodation and food
  • Books and equipment
  • Insurance
  • Local transport costs

Students with dependents will need to budget for additional expenses. You should budget £680 per month for each dependent (spouse or child).

Further information on living costs can be found here: www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/finance

Postgraduate masters loans

Loans of up to £10,280 are available to students studying eligible taught masters courses from September 2017. There is no minimum loan request amount and you can amend the amount of loan requested up to 1 month before the end of the academic year. 

Are you eligible?

  • You must be under 60 years old
  • You must not already hold a Masters qualification, an equivalent level qualification or a higher level qualification
  • You must have been resident in England for three years on the first day of your course and be a UK national, or have settled status in the UK

How will the loans be paid?

  • The Student Loans Company will pay your loan directly to you in three instalments per year of study 
  • Repayments will be calculated as 6% of income above £21,000
  • The loans will attract interest of RPI+3%. This interest will accrue from the date of the first loan instalment

For further information and to apply visit postgraduate loans.

Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme (PSS)

If you're a UK/EU student starting a postgraduate masters course in 2017, you could receive one of 100 postgraduate scholarships worth £10,000.

Are you eligible? You must meet set criteria including:

  • Studying a taught postgraduate course full-time or part-time for a maximum of four years
  • Domiciled in the UK or European Union (EU) and not charged international rate fees
  • Not already qualified at masters level, or higher
  • Must be self funding - courses fully funded by the NHS or the Initial Teacher Training bursary, or courses that are eligible for undergraduate funding such as integrated masters are not eligible

Applications are open until Monday 15th May. For further information visit SSiD.


Maria CharalambousWhy I applied for the PSS

Name: Maria Charalampous, Cyprus
Course: MSc Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine - 2014/2015

I applied for the scholarship scheme because of the great reputation of the University and the great courses. Plus the strong reputation of the academic staff in the Department.

The PSS is the main reason behind why I did a postgraduate degree. Due to the financial crisis in my country, Cyprus, I was suddenly found in the difficult situation of a family with an unemployed parent and three children, with me being the oldest.

After my graduation, I was barely thinking of having further study but the scholarship came exactly when I needed it. Of course, the field of Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine was ideal for me as it combined both my knowledge, as a Biomedical Science graduate, and a way to apply it in practice through an Engineering approach.

Scholarships for international students

International postgraduate taught studentsThe Department has been attracting high calibre international students for many years and, along with the University, we are committed to rewarding applicants of exceptional promise and high academic standing. 

Just select your home country from the following list to see what scholarships are available to international postgraduate taught course students.


A Jain

Why I applied for the India Merit Postgraduate Scholarship

Name: Abhishek Jain, India
Course: MMet Advanced Metallurgy - 2015/2016

I was so impressed with the work of the academics in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering that I chose to study the MMet course. I further applied for the scholarship for financial support and because of the competitiveness and honour that comes with it.

In receiving the scholarship, I’ll not only be more secure financially but with such an honour from a world class institution, it will help me in future career applications.

I wish to embark on a PhD upon completion of my masters. The course has already helped me in understanding the work in my field, and will support my decision in choosing a PhD project.