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  • Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

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The University of Sheffield.

The University of Sheffield is rated in the top 100 by the QS World University Rankings, priding itself on research-led critical thinking that aims to make an impact in the world. With our academics producing world class and internationally recognised research, The University of Sheffield has developed a reputation for research quality. Central to this is our large body of postgraduate research students, over 2000 across our departments and over 600 in the Faculty of Social Sciences. By supporting and engaging with our postgraduate research community, we encourage a friendly, productive and inclusive atmosphere.

As part of The Faculty of Social Sciences, the Doctoral Training Centre ([email protected]) offers research training to support postgraduate research students at all stages of their work. Opportunities to access training at the University of Leeds and the University of York are also available as part of the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (WRDTC) provision. The DTC facilitates networking between students and provides training in generic, advanced and transferable skills. There is a vibrant and expansive research community which produces doctoral graduates with outstanding skills and flexibility.

The Information School.

A long established and highly respected department, the Information School is the number one department of its kind in the UK. There is an unparalleled level of research excellence underpinning the work of the Information School. With world leading academics researching across a range of topics, there is excellent support on offer from the department. The Information School is part of the international group of leading iSchools.

Research focusses on the use and management of information in a diversity of organisational and societal contexts, as well as the systems and computational tools that support these processes. The school has several research groups: Chemoinformatics, Educational Informatics, Health Informatics, Information Retrieval, Information Systems, Knowledge and Information Management, as well as Libraries and Information Society. The full extents of the specialisms that these groups cover are available in more detail on our website.

The Information School is home to a large, vibrant and friendly research community, which prides itself on offering excellent support from both academics and peers. Alongside this there are first-rate opportunities to share research through peer led seminars, in addition to opportunities to network with visiting academics and through conferences. On top of the support and community there are world class facilities on offer with 3 state of the art research labs, to ensure that the latest technology is at your disposal. As well as leading edge facilities there is a great deal of support through research allowances, and the opportunity to receive a personal laptop,

Any funding opportunities that may be available will be listed on our website.

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Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is available to citizens of a number of European countries (including the UK). In most cases this will include all EU nationals. However full funding may not be available to all applicants and you should read the full programme details for further information.

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