Postgraduate taught

We have a global reputation for excellence in learning, teaching and research. A masters from Sheffield means in-depth knowledge, advanced skills, and the confidence to achieve your ambitions.

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We offer over 300 postgraduate taught courses in a wide range of subject areas including social sciences, engineering, arts and humanities, science, medicine and dentistry. Many courses have a wide choice of modules, so you can plan your study to suit your interests and career aspirations.

Applications for postgraduate taught courses

It is important to apply as early as possible as demand for places on postgraduate taught Masters degree programmes often exceeds the number of places available. You do not need to wait for final examination results or references before you apply for a study place.

You can apply for a postgraduate taught course using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. There is no application fee to apply for Postgraduate Taught Masters degree programmes.
All postgraduate taught Masters degree programmes at the University of Sheffield begin in September each year. We do not have an intake in January or February.

Further information can be found in our prospective postgraduates section.

Entry requirements

High entrance requirements for postgraduate taught Masters degree programmes at Sheffield reflect the quality of the University.

The University of Sheffield has been welcoming students from all over the world for many decades and we have a lot of experience in assessing and understanding the many different international qualifications.

As part of our English language requirements, you may be required to take an internationally recognised English language test such as IELTS.

Choose your country or region to get more information on the entry requirements you will need to meet.

Postgraduate degree pathway programmes at the University of Sheffield International College

The University of Sheffield International College provides Pre-Masters programmes specifically for international students who want to progress to the University of Sheffield. Upon successful completion, students can progress to an postgraduate degree. Students can choose to study a Pre-Masters in the following subjects:

 Pre-Masters in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities

 Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering

Upcoming events for offer holders and enquirers

We're running a series of information sessions, student panels and virtual activities to help you understand what Sheffield has to offer.

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International scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students, including undergraduate and postgraduate taught scholarships towards the annual tuition fee. Applications are open for existing offer holders.