Our research aims to develop innovative, practical solutions to real world problems. We welcome applications for research degree study across our areas of research strength in science and technology.
The Industry and Innovation Research Institute draws on expertise and facilities across the university to deliver innovation in materials, computing, science and engineering. We provide solutions to key global challenges including secure and sustainable energy supply and management; smart, digital and low carbon technologies; security of individuals, institutions and international communities and their environments; and technologies to support an ageing society.
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.
You will be an integral part of the University's research culture, with the opportunity to attend and/or contribute to a range of seminars, workshops, training and conferences. We will encourage you to attend conferences, deliver papers and publish your work.
Applicants are invited to submit their own research proposal or apply for an identified project.
We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates across all our research areas. We accept applications from self-funding students all year round, for enrolment in October, February 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.
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