How to apply

All applications to study our masters courses should be made online.

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Entry requirements

To apply for a masters course in the department you will need to complete an online application form, and include a personal statement.

Apply online

Work experience

If you have a degree in a non-relevant subject, you should have a minimum of 12 months relevant work experience.

Relevant work experience can include:

  • Working in the community
  • Educational publishing
  • Higher and Further Education Institutions (including English Language teaching)
  • Local Authorities
  • Ministries of Education/Government Departments
  • NGOs
  • Professional Associations and Schools (Nursery, Primary and Secondary)

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact us.


Personal statement

You should apply with a personal statement between 500-750 words, and answer the following questions:

  • Why do you want to study at masters level?
  • How do you think your strengths will enable you to succeed at masters level?
  • What are your reasons for wanting to study education?
  • What particularly interests you about this area?
  • Why do you want to study at the University of Sheffield?

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