Thinking about further study

Find funding

Read our section of the website Think about further study before you get started, to help you consider your options.

As the funding system for postgraduate study can be very complex, following your research, you may want to book an appointment and come and talk to us. Book through Career Connect within MUSE.

Useful websites for further information
Advice on postgraduate funding (Targetjobs)
Searchable database of funding opportunities for postgraduate courses.
Career Development Loans
A Career Development Loan is a bank loan designed to help you pay for work-related learning. It is possible to borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help fund up to two years of learning, and you don't have to start paying your loan back until one month after you stop training.
Disabled students allowance (Prospects)
Support for disabled students.
Funding postgraduate study (Prospects)
Advice on different ways of funding postgraduate study and links to sources of funding.
Hot courses scholarship search
Comprehensive database allowing search for scholarships by study level, subject, institution and funding provider.
Postgraduate scholarships - The University of Sheffield
There are 100 scholarships available for 2016-17 (worth up to £10,000).
Research Councils UK
RCUK is the strategic partnership of the seven UK Research Councils, to which the website contains links. Information is available on funding for research.
Research funding opportunities - The University of Sheffield
Explore your funding options including bursaries, scholarships and Research Council grants.
A charitable service which helps people access the money available to them through welfare benefits, grants and other help. Includes a searchable database where you are able to include personal details and specify that the financial support is for educational purposes.
UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme
Details are available via the Find a masters website.