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Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD Scholarships in Education


  Sheffield Institute of Education


About the Programme

Applications are invited for Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD scholarships in Education commencing 3rd October 2022.

The studentship is for a period of three and a half years full time, subject to satisfactory progress. Part time applications are also welcome.

GTA scholarships provide an opportunity to combine PhD study with professional development to gain practical experience in learning, teaching and assessment in Higher Education. Scholarship holders will be expected to contribute to the resourcing of the student experience, either through teaching or some other form of student support. This forms part of the terms and conditions of the bursary and there is no additional payment for it. Successful applicants will join Sheffield Hallam's vibrant community of Education Doctoral Researchers, who are based on the City Campus, close to the main university buildings and transport links. Students currently enrolled on a PhD programme are not eligible to apply.

Applicants should hold a 1st or 2.1 honours and a Masters degree in a relevant subject area would be an advantage.

We would like to invite applications for PhD GTA scholarships in the following areas. Please note that we welcome applications in other research areas that we have capacity to supervise in the Institute, but the areas below are those we have a current focus on in developing new research.

1. Children’s Friendships in an Educational Context

For further information, or informal discussion, please contact Dr Caron Carter ()

2. Embodied meaning making in early literacy contexts

For further information, or informal discussion, please contact Dr Karen Daniels ()

3. Experiences of being, or working with people who are, young and LGBT+

For further information, or informal discussion, please contact Dr Eleanor Formby ()

4. Asylum seekers’ perspectives on accessing Early Years services in the UK

For further information, or informal discussion, please contact Dr Christina Fashanu ()

5. Imagine Being a Scientist

For further information, or informal discussion, please contact Dr Stuart Bevins ()

6. Mathematics education

For further information, or informal discussion, please contact Dr Gill Adams ()

7. Researching early years policy and practice in a community context

For further information, or informal discussion, please contact Dr Sally Pearse ()

We strongly recommend that you contact a prospective supervisor to discuss your research ideas before applying.

For general enquiries please email

For general information about research degrees, visit the Research website.

 

International applicants

We have a mandatory English language requirement of IELTS 7, or equivalent language qualification, 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 test areas.

 

Applying for a Studentship

Please complete an application form, available on our website. Please note, at this stage you only need to include the names and contact details for referees, but you should contact referees to provide their references to

Guidance on completion of your research proposal: Please submit a 2-page draft research proposal around your chosen area of interest along with your application form. Within the two pages please include a 500-word section demonstrating your knowledge in the area and preferred methodology (Quantitative or Qualitative for example).

In the subject field of your e-mail, please write 'Education Studentship Application' and e-mail your completed application form and research proposal to .

Closing date for applications: 12 noon (BST) 21st June 2022.

Late applications will not be accepted.

 

Interviews will take place by videoconference and are likely to take place during the week commencing 11th July 2022.


Funding Notes

Education Research Graduate Teaching Assistant PhD Scholarships College of Social Sciences and Arts Duration: 3.5 years Bursary £16,062 per annum + full Home tuition fees Closing date for applications: 12 noon (BST) 21st June 2022 International applicants International applicants please be aware that the bursary will cover only the Home fee. The shortfall between the Home and Overseas fee, currently around £9,960 per year, must be covered by the student for the 3.5 year duration of the studentship.

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