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Fees and funding

Fees

The tuition fees for our postgraduate masters programmes are charged based on whether you are classed as a home or international student. You can use the postgraduate taught course fee finder to calculate the fees for your year of entry.

Sheffield Alumni Discount

Self-funded Sheffield graduates qualify for a 10% discount on fees.*

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Funding

100 Masters Scholarships

Please note that to apply for all forms of funding you must first apply to the University for admission to an appropriate programme of study. Your course application should include a supporting statement; two academic references and a BA Transcript of modules undertaken so far.

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The following funding competitions are now closed for 2018 entry.

Important: for History scholarships the references and transcript provided as part of your course application will constitute part of your funding application, so please make sure that your referees are aware that their reference should be written with a funding application in mind and that they know the appropriate deadline.

 

International Scholarships

The University of Sheffield is committed to helping high quality applicants from around the world access our postgraduate degree programmes. Many countries have automatic fee discounts and/or scholarships competitions that you can apply to.

Find out more here. You will also be emailed more details about all studentships that you are eligible to apply for.

 

External funding

Sources of external funding are also available:

 

Postgraduate Masters Loans

Government loans are available for home and EU postgraduate students studying masters level courses.

Loans will be to a maximum value of £10,609 over the full course of study for students starting their course in September 2018. Loans are non-means tested i.e. your income will not affect the amount that you receive and all taught Masters programmes will be eligible.

The loans will be administered through the Students Loans Company and will work on a similar basis to undergraduate loans.

Find out more here.

Alternative sources of funding

There are external funding bodies (charities, trusts etc) who offer support for MA courses. Our Postgraduate Student Funding Table and our External Funding Bodies table are a useful starting point.

 

Alumni rewards

The University of Sheffield is dedicated to rewarding the loyalty of our alumni returning to continue their studies and the following additional support has been introduced specifically for you:

 

Alumni rewards for Home/EU students

As a graduate of the University you can also benefit from an automatic 10% discount on tuition fees.

Find out more here. There is no need to apply for this discount it will be applied automatically.

Alumni rewards for international students and their family

Rewards worth £1,500 per year of study are available for University of Sheffield graduates and siblings, spouses, sons and daughters of University of Sheffield graduates for all years of study. An additional £500 is available for University of Sheffield graduates who have received a first class honours undergraduate degree.

Find out more here.


The following funding competitions are now closed for 2018 entry.

Important: for Arts and Humanities scholarships the references and transcript provided as part of your course application will constitute part of your funding application, so please make sure that your referees are aware that their reference should be written with a funding application in mind and that they know the appropriate deadline.

History MA Scholarships

Deadline: 5pm, Friday 15 June 2018.

The Department of History is pleased to offer two £9,000 scholarships for students starting our History MA programmes in September 2018.

Award details: each award is worth £9,000 and can be used towards fees and/or living expenses.

Eligibility: these awards are open to UK, EU and international applicants who are applying to study either full-time or part-time. You need to have applied to a History MA programme for entry in September 2018 to be eligible to apply to this funding scheme. This application will be considered alongside the references and transcript from your course application. Awards will be made on academic merit.

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Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their scholarship application early July 2018.

Home and EU applicants - please note that the outcomes of the Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarships (SPS) will be taken into account and where applicants are successful in the SPS scheme that outcome will supersede the application to this scheme. It is not possible to hold both a scholarship from the SPS scheme and a History MA Scholarship.

Arts and Humanities Masters Scholarships

Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 22 March 2018.

For 2018 entry, we are delighted to announce that the Faculty of Arts and Humanities will also be offering a number of £10,000 Masters Scholarships for students undertaking taught or research-based Masters programmes, but who aspire to complete a doctoral research degree on successfully completing their MA.

Eligibility: These awards are open to UK, EU and International applicants who are applying to study either full or part-time. Awards may be used towards fees or maintenance (or a combination of both).

Please note that students who apply to both the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Masters Scholarship competition and to the Sheffield Postgraduate Scheme (SPS) and who are successful in both, are only permitted to hold one scholarship.

Applying: You should complete the online funding application form here - you will need to have already applied to the MA programme but do not need to wait until you have received an offer. Your supporting documents i.e. references and interim BA transcript will be considered alongside your funding application, so you should ensure that they are submitted by the deadline.

Full details of the Arts and Humanities Masters Scholarships and how to apply can be found on the Research and Innovation Services website.

Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarships

Deadline: Monday 14 May 2018.

The University of Sheffield is pleased to offer 100+ scholarships worth £10,000 each for home students starting a taught postgraduate course in 2018.

The scholarships are for students who meet at least one of our widening participation criteria and/or students who achieve a first in their undergraduate degree.

Award details: each award is worth £10,000 and can be used towards fees and/or living expenses.

Eligibility: these awards are open to UK and EU domiciled applicants who are applying to study either full or part-time. Applicants cannot already be qualified at masters level.

Please note that students who apply to both the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Masters Scholarship competition and to the Sheffield Postgraduate Scheme (SPS) and who are successful in both, are only permitted to hold one scholarship.

More details including full eligibility criteria and how to apply are available on the Postgraduate Scholarship webpage.

  


* Self-funded students are those not funded by the University i.e. using their own money or funding themselves via an external source such as a Postgraduate Loan.