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Sanctuary PhD Studentship (Graduate Teaching Assistantship)

Sanctuary PhD Studentship (Graduate Teaching Assistantship)

College of Social Sciences and Arts
Duration: 3.5 years
Bursary £15,840 per annum

The GTA is for a period of three and a half years, subject to satisfactory progress, and will include full tuition fees and an annual stipend.

Application process for the Sanctuary studentship

A two-stage application process:

  1. Apply for the Sanctuary scholarship

    Submit an application for the Sheffield Hallam Sanctuary Scholarship by 19 April 2022.

    Only applicants who meet the eligibility criteria for the sanctuary scholarships will be considered for the Sanctuary PhD Studentship. Applicants will be advised, following the deadline, whether they are eligible to apply for the Sanctuary studentship.

    If you have any questions on the application process email SHU-Progress@shu.ac.uk. They cannot advise on your eligibility for the Sanctuary Scholarship.
  2. Apply for the GTA

    Full studentship details, including the closing date will be made available at https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/degrees/phd-scholarships/university-scholarships

    Where English is not your first language, you also need to submit evidence of English language proficiency of IELTs 7, or equivalent, even if you have a UK MA. This qualification should have been taken within the last two years, with a score of at least 7 in all areas.

    On receipt of confirmation of eligibility to apply for the sanctuary studentship, complete an application form to apply, https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/options/graduate-school/how-to-apply

Submitting your GTA Application

E-mail your completed form and research proposal to social-economic-pgr@shu.ac.uk marked 'Sanctuary PhD Studentship'

Selection process

Interviews will take place by videoconference and will consist of a presentation and interview.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

GTAs are expected to contribute to the resourcing of the student experience, and will be able to work towards Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy and as part of your training will be expected to support teaching and/or student experience-related activities in your respective Research Centre up to a maximum of 180 hours per academic year.

This forms part of the terms and conditions of the bursary and there is no additional payment for it. Students currently enrolled on a PhD are not eligible to apply.

Applicants should hold a UK 2.1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a related social science discipline. A master’s degree in a relevant subject area would be an advantage.

We are particularly interested in supervising projects linked to the themes of Global Citizenship and Internationalisation, including human rights, climate change, diversity and inclusion, related to these research centres:

Culture and Creativity Research Institute

  • Art, Design and Media Research Centre
  • Centre for Culture, Media and Society
  • Humanities Research Centre
  • Lab4Living

Social and Economic Research Institute

  • Regional Economic and Social Research
  • Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology
  • Development and Research in Education
  • Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice


For enquires about the GTA studentships please contact social-economic-pgr@shu.ac.uk

Closing dates for applications:

  • For the Sanctuary scholarship: 23:30pm on 19 April 2022
  • For the PhD studentship, for eligible applicants: To be confirmed
Please note that late applications will not be accepted.

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