Postgraduate taught courses: Entry and applying

Academic requirements

Our Advanced MSc programmes are intended for students with a good background in Computer Science or Software Engineering, or a closely related discipline, such as Computing and Mathematics. Applicants are expected to have an upper second class degree or better.

Applicants for the MSc in Computer Science with Speech and Language Processing should hold at least an upper second class Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. This could be Computer Science, Engineering, Linguistics, Psychology or Mathematics, but other subjects may also be appropriate. Applicants are expected to have an A level or equivalent in Mathematics, and some experience of computer programming.

The MSc in Software Systems and Internet Technology welcomes applicants with a good first degree from any engineering or science subject, and our MSc in Data Analytics is intended for students with a numerate background (for example a first degree in Mathematics, Economics, Accounting, Psychology, Physics or Chemistry). 

Entry requirements for the MSc (Eng) in Data Communications and MSc in Information Systems are outlined on the individual course pages.

International Students

We have wide experience of a range of international qualifications. Please visit our website for international applicants for specific advice on the entry requirements for your country.

Select your country from the list on this page

If you do not meet the entry requirements for our postgraduate taught Masters degree programme you can be considered for our Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering.

Visit the University of Sheffield International College website for more information about our Pre-Masters programmes

English language requirements

Our minimum English requirement is:

  • IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each component)

How to apply

You can apply for postgraduate taught courses online:

Postgraduate Taught online applications

Your application form must include an official transcript, or equivalent, showing the mark breakdown for each component studied during your undergraduate degree.

Also include two signed academic references on letter headed paper. Fill out the names and addresses of your referees on the application form as we may need to contact them directly.

There are no specific deadlines for postgraduate taught applications, however you should be aware of the course start dates (September each year) and give yourself plenty of time in which to apply, particularly if you are an International applicant and will need to arrange a student visa.

If you have any questions about the application process, please email us:

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