Postgraduate taught students

Postgraduates on taught programmes can either study a language using credits or as a self funded student.



Masters students can take Languages for All modules as part of their degree. You can explore our range of languages here: Choose a language.

The majority of Languages for All modules are worth 10 credits. As Masters modules are worth 15 credits, Masters students who study with the MLTC will also automatically be enrolled in the Enhanced Languages module (worth 5 credits).

How to enrol


The University of Sheffield offers language study as an extra-curricular activity in addition to studies within degree programmes.

Not-for-credit modules will not:

  • Be included in the 120 credits that form your degree.
  • Count towards your overall mark for the year.
  • Affect your ability to graduate.

A cancellation policy applies to not-for-credit modules (see below).


Courses cost £240 for 1 semester and £420 for 2 semesters, except for Italian accelerated modules which are £420 for 1 semester and £840 for 2 semesters.

How to enrol

Cancellation Policy


  • Semester one (Autumn): 5pm, Friday 12th October 2018
  • Semester two (Spring): 5pm, Friday 22nd February 2019

Cancellations made before these deadlines will result in a refund of the course fee, minus an administrative charge of £50.00.

Refunds will not be issued after these deadlines, unless:

Extenuating circumstances apply, which can be evidenced AND no more than three teaching weeks were attended.

A student who enrols for both Autumn and Spring semesters, completes the Autumn semester, and then decides not to continue in Spring may cancel their Spring module up until the Spring deadline. In these cases, the refund will be equal to the two-semester fee minus the one-semester fee, minus an administrative charge of £50.00.

Spring semester cancellations submitted before 5pm, Friday 25th January 2019 will result in a waiver of the £50.00 administrative fee. In these cases, the refund will be equal to the two-semester fee minus the one-semester fee.

Not-for-credit modules are provided by the Modern Languages Teaching Centre, the School of Languages and Cultures and the School of East Asian Studies. Select the relevant department below to find more information.

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