Sheffield Hallam is one of the leading new universities in the UK for research. We are offering research opportunities across a range of subject areas including art and design, biomolecular sciences, business, communication and media, computing, economic and social research, education, engineering, english, health and social care, history, law and criminology and sport.
In the latest national Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), our research programme is ranked in the top five of all UK modern universities. Overall, 65% of our submitted research received the prestigious 4* and 3* rating as world-leading and internationally excellent.
PhD scholarship opportunities
We are currently finalising our PhD scholarship opportunities for this year. To find out more, register your interest and we will contact you once details have been confirmed. Applications are due to open in December 2017 to 12 noon 1 February 2018.
Our research has impact
We recognise how knowledge can inspire and transform the lives of individuals, organisations, and communities. Our research strengths are designed to have a positive impact on quality of life and address questions of public policy. We want to influence the thinking of the world beyond academia – including policy makers, businesses, public sector, voluntary and community sectors, and the wider public.
Our research environment
We provide a rich and vibrant research environment for our doctoral students. Supervision is provided from world-leading and internationally-excellent academic staff who will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills, and share the techniques and professional networks cultivated through their own cutting-edge research. Pastoral support is also provided alongside academic guidance.
Community and engagement are important aspects of the Sheffield Hallam doctoral experience. You will be welcomed into both the Doctoral School and the wider research community where you can meet, share and collaborate with hundreds of fellow researchers with a diverse range of research interests. You will become part of the lifeblood of the University’s research community, and will be considered active partners in your own and the community’s development.
You will also undertake professional development through individually-tailored research training, accessing development opportunities which support the production of excellent research and enhance your employability.