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PhD Opportunities in the Social Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University for UK Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority Scholars

  Sheffield Business School

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 Friday, May 12, 2023
 Funded PhD Programme (UK Students Only)

About the Programme

Applications are invited from UK Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates for a Race Equity Scholarship in the Social and Economic Research Institute (SERI) in the following areas (i) Sheffield Business School; (ii) Law & Criminology; (iii) Natural and Built Environment; (iv) Sheffield Institute of Education; (v) Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (vi) Psychology, Sociology and Politics commencing 2 October 2023. 

About the PhD programme 

Research in the Social and Economic Research Institute (SERI) is interdisciplinary and examines economies, social institutions, human behaviours and public policies. We are committed to cutting-edge, high quality and impactful research and innovation which addresses key social, economic, and environmental challenges. We encourage you to explore our research specialisms and staff research expertise in our research centres and departments, and we welcome applications in these areas.

·      The Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR);  

·      Sheffield Institute of Education Research (SIoE)

·      The Centre for Behavioural Science and Applied Psychology (CEBSAP);  

·      The Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice (HKC);  

·      The Sheffield Institute for Policy Studies (SIPS);

·      Sheffield Business School:  Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems; Department of Management; Department of Service Sector Management​​​​​​​;

·      Sheffield Institute of Education;

·      Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics;

·      The Department of Law and Criminology;

·      The Department of Natural and Built Environment.

PhD Study in the Social and Economic Research Institute (SERI) at SHU 

You will join a collaborative, thriving and inclusive doctoral research environment that fosters capability and ambitious doctoral research activity to develop motivated social science research leaders committed to making positive societal impacts. Our study environment provides opportunities to develop and enhance your research skills through engagement in events, conferences, and training. Our staff have extensive expertise in creating new knowledge and applying social science research to solving real-world issues.  

Graduate Teaching Assistantships 

An overview of the GTA scholarship scheme can be found here:


Scholarships are available for 3.5 years (full-time) or 6 years (part-time) and include: 

• Tuition fees  

• Maintenance bursary at the standard SHU PhD stipend rate aligned with the net real living wage. In the academic year 2022/23, it is £18,178 per annum for full-time study, and part-time is paid at 50%

How to apply  

Go to the online prospectus, search for the area you wish to apply for your PhD, and click on the online application form at the bottom. See How to apply for a research degree | Sheffield Hallam University ( for the documents you need to upload to your online application and guidance on what we expect in a research proposal. 

For general enquiries, contact the Social and Economic Research Institute Postgraduate Research Team:  

The application deadline for SHU PhD Scholarships in association with the ASPIRE scheme is as follows: 12.00 Noon on Friday, 12 May

The application deadline for the GTA scholarship in association with the YCEDE scheme is as follows: 12.00 Noon Tuesday 2 May  

Funding Notes

Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. It is only available to UK citizens or those who have been resident in the UK for a period of 3 years or more. Some projects, which are funded by charities or by the universities themselves may have more stringent restrictions.
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