FAQs for Prospective MA Students
Here you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions. Click on a question to reveal the answer. You can also access the University of Sheffield's FAQ database which contains answers to hundreds of commonly asked questions.
If your question is not answered here then please contact Beky Hasnip, the Admissions Secretary.
Q. What are the contact hours for MA students?
Q. What is compulsory?
Q. How much choice do I have with options?
Q. Can I take modules in other departments?
Q. Can I take a language as part of my MA?
Q. How is the MA assessed?
Q. I want to do a PhD. How will an MA help?
Q. I don't want to do a PhD. What use is an MA to me?
Q. I want to 'top-up' my History knowledge for work, but don't want to do a dissertation. Is that possible?
Part-time Study and Work
Q. Can I do paid work while doing the MA?
Q. I can't afford to do the MA full-time. Can I study part-time?
Q. I am an overseas student. Will the MA be very different for me?
Q. When should I apply for an MA?
Q. What should I put in my statement?
Q. My first/second degree wasn't in History. Can I still apply?
Q. I haven't been in education for a while. Does that matter?
References and other Supporting Documents
Q. What supporting documents do I need?
Q. Who should be my referees?
Q. Who shall I send any supporting documents too?
Q. What funding is available for my History MA?
Q. How do I apply for the funding competitions?
Q. What should I put in my funding study proposal and suitability statements?
Studying in Sheffield
Q. What is Sheffield like as a place to live?
Q. Will someone help me find accommodation?