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 Department of Economics.
Driven by a desire to conduct research that has a real impact, the University of Sheffield's Department of Economics is grounded in the principles of academically robust research with a civic purpose. On top of this our academics have significant industry expertise as well as connections to government agencies, making the research of the department highly informed and policy relevant.
The research in the department falls broadly across four groups. In labour and education economics our work is concerned with a wide range of issues, from job search and unemployment to the labour market impact of qualifications, and the match between the demand and supply of skills. The health economics and the economics of wellbeing group are concerned primarily with the measurement and valuation of health outcomes. In the economics of the firm and industrial economics, our research covers topics such as corporate governance, executive compensation, corruption, and regulation of firms. Finally the macroeconomics, finance and development group cover an extensive area including globalisation, inflation and monetary policy. The department is keen to attract applicants with innovative proposals in the areas mentioned, with a full list of the specialisms available for research supervision on the website.
The department is also home to a lively and welcoming graduate school, which has strong sense of community and an excellent support network, form both peers and academics. Alongside this there are a series of departmental research seminars that offer excellent opportunities to network and share your research.
The department is also very successful in securing funding for PhD scholarships; receiving grants from both the university and externally; these are competitive and subject to availability.
For further information please visit: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/economics/phd
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.