The University of Sheffield is in the top 10 per cent of all UK universities, according to the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Sheffield’s quality, breadth and volume of research activity is further demonstrated by the fact that 99% of research at Sheffield was assessed as internationally recognised or better.

  • World-leading: 33%
  • Internationally excellent: 52%
  • Internationally recognised: 13%
  • Nationally recognised: 1%

Browse our courses by using the categories below.

Architecture, landscape and town planning

– including Commercial Property, Environmental design and Urban studies

Architecture, Landscape and Town Planning postgraduate courses

Arts and humanities

– including Languages, Music, English and Archaeology

Arts and Humanities postgraduate courses


– including MBA, Leisure Management and East Asian Business

Business postgraduate courses


– including Software Engineering, Control Systems and Aerodynamics

Engineering postgraduate courses


– including Corporate and Commercial Law, European Law, Criminology and Legal Practice

Law postgraduate courses

Medicine, biomolecular and biomedical science and dentistry

– including Health Economics, Social Care and Nursing and Midwifery

Medicine, Biomolecular and Biomedical Science and Dentistry postgraduate courses


– including Information Systems, Statistics and Computer Science

Science postgraduate courses

Social science

– including Journalism, Human Communication Sciences, Librarianship and Education (teacher training and professional development)

Social science postgraduate courses

How to apply: applying essentials

This page provides key information about applying to study on a taught postgraduate course at Sheffield, and contains links to all of our procedures and Admissions policies. Please take the time to read this information before completing 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:



Apply for a postgraduate taught course

You can find information about the documents you should include to support your application, and how to supply these, 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 in which 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).

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

If you have any further questions about the University and applying to study here, please Ask Sheffield.

We wish you the best of luck with your application.

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