A stimulating and dynamic research environment
As part of the Russell Group of research intensive universities, we are dedicated to conducting socially responsible and impactful research. Our strong international reputation for research excellence has led to our Triple Crown accreditation status and we are one of only a small number of business schools worldwide to have been awarded this prestigious accolade by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 results place us in the top 15 business/management schools in the UK with 81% of our research considered world leading or internationally excellent. We are ranked in the top 5 in the Russell Group and top 10 in the UK for research impact - the demonstrable contribution that our research makes to society and the economy.
Sheffield University Management School can offer supervision for research in a broad range of areas, including:
- logistics and supply chain management
- work psychology
- regional economic and enterprise development
- organisation and employment relations
- energy, environment and sustainability
- accounting and finance
- cultural and creative industries
- risk and sustainable management
Your PhD experience
Postgraduate research provides you with the opportunity to explore your own ideas and develop a range of skills critical to your future. Our PhD students run their own seminar series, publish a working paper series and are encouraged to attend Management School research events.
As part of our active research environment you will receive outstanding supervision from talented academics producing intellectually rigorous and leading research in their respective areas.
We are members of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre. This centre brings together academics and PhD students from across the universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York and provides our students with a wide range of training and networking opportunities.
How to apply
Your research proposal is an essential part of your application. The research proposal should be approximately 3,000 words (excluding footnotes and bibliography). It should be fully referenced and include details of the research questions, proposed methodology and why you have chosen the particular subject.
You can apply for our postgraduate research programme online via our website. When we consider your application we take into account the quality of the research proposal, previous qualifications, references and the availability of two supervisors with relevant expertise, interest and capacity.
As a University we invest heavily in PhD study and the development of our postgraduate community.
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Visit our PhD pages for more information on research areas, entry requirements, and how to get in touch.