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PhD opportunities in the Department of Geography- in the top 50 worldwide

  • Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Programme (Students Worldwide)

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The University 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.

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 Department of Geography.

With an international reputation for research excellence, the department offers exciting opportunities to conduct research that has a real global impact. The department offers two approaches to completing a PhD; there is the opportunity to take part in research projects currently being undertaken by our academic staff, or it is possible to propose your own research project based upon the topics available for supervision within the Department.

Physical geography in the department focuses primarily on: climate and cryoshpere, ecosystem dynamics and biogeochemistry, environmental reconstruction and observation. Human geography in the department focusses mainly on: International development, policy governance and place, social and cultural geographies, social spatial inequalities, as well as society and environment.

There is a large vibrant community within the department, with excellent opportunities to share and present research to peers and the wider academic community. On top of this the research students and academics in the department share a good collaborative atmosphere, with support and supervision in the department being of the highest standard.

The department is very successful in securing funding for PhD scholarships, with a mixture of funding sources available including fully funded research projects; these are competitive and subject to availability.

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Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.

How good is research at University of Sheffield in Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 24.90

Research output data provided by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

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