Applying essentials

If you're applying for postgraduate taught study at Sheffield, you'll find all the key information on this page.

Please read this page before you complete your application.

Before you apply

You can search for a course using our postgraduate taught course listings. Each entry includes an introduction to the course, entry requirements, and links to further information on departmental webpages:

Postgraduate taught course listings

International students can find information about applying with qualifications from overseas institutions on our country pages:

Choose your country

Our English language requirements for postgraduate courses are available on our English Language Requirements webpage:

English language requirements for postgraduate courses

A full list of our formal policies, including our Student Admissions Policy, is available on our Policies webpages:

Admissions policies


You can apply for a postgraduate taught course using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. You can find information about how to do this, and a link to the form, on our how to apply page:

How to apply

Information about the documents you should include to support your application, and how to supply these, is provided in our supporting documents guidance:

Supporting documents

Except where included in the information provided on departmental webpages, there are no specific application deadlines for postgraduate courses. However you should be aware of the course start dates and give yourself plenty of time to apply, particularly if you are an International applicant and will need to arrange a student visa. We recommend that you apply early in the year (January/February) for courses that start in the autumn (September/October).

If at any time you find that your studies are affected by personal, social or domestic issues, please let us know by using our Disrupted Studies form:

Disrupted Studies

After you apply

You can find out what happens after you have submitted your application on our after you apply webpages. When we have made a decision on your application we will send you an email to tell you what that decision is and what you need to do next:

After you apply

If you will need a visa to study in the UK, you can find more information about when and how we will arrange your CAS number on our CAS Application webpages:

CAS Application

Further information

Ask us a question

Browse our frequently asked questions to get the answers you need - or ask us your own question

Questions and answers

Applicant Information Desk

Get help with questions you have about the process of applying and the status of your application.

Applicant Information Desk (AiD)