At Sheffield Hallam, our approach to research emerges from our values as an institution. We believe in applied learning and multi-disciplinary collaboration. We believe universities should make material contributions to the cultural, economic, social and health challenges facing society today. Most importantly, we believe that the pursuit of knowledge has the power to transform lives.
Our ambition is to magnify that spirit of discovery and collaboration, and embed it in the world’s leading applied university – ensuring that through our teaching, every new contribution to knowledge is passed down to the next generation.
We are recognised nationally and internationally for the quality of our research - 65% of our research submitted in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 was rated world-leading or internationally excellent.
As a postgraduate research student at Sheffield Hallam, you will be part of the University's Doctoral School and a community of postgraduate researchers across the University. Your research degree will give you opportunities to develop a range of personal and professional skills as well as becoming an expert in your chosen project area. We offer PhD and masters-level research degrees across our research areas, as well as professional doctorates in Business and Education.
We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates across all our research areas. We accept applications all year round, for enrolment in October, January or May. Funded scholarships will have specific closing dates.
If you have any questions about applying for a research degree, you can contact the relevant area. We recommend that you contact us early in your decision making process to discuss your research ideas.
You can find information on tuition fees and research costs on our online prospectus.
As part of our investment in research we offer a number of competitive PhD scholarships throughout the year. Available opportunities will be listed on our website.
Sheffield is a welcoming, multicultural city with a rich and proud history. It is a safe, friendly and affordable place to live, which is why it is the study destination of choice for more than 60,000 students. The city also offers the best of both worlds, with all the amenities, culture and entertainment of a big city and the peaceful, green spaces of the countryside.