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PhD Scholarship (Teaching) - Department of Economics - closes Friday 6 July 2018

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Profile Description

The Department of Economics at the University of Sheffield has an international reputation for practical and real world economics. We are a leading research University and economics department and our academic staff are among the top economic experts in their field.

Students that study a PhD with us receive excellent academic support, in a friendly, vibrant research environment with excellent facilities. 94% of our PhD students were satisfied with their training in the 2017 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey.

We are part of the White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP). The partnership provides research students with a world-class environment to develop their discipline specific and interdisciplinary research skills. 


The Department of Economics currently has a Departmental PhD Scholarship (Teaching) for a new PhD student starting in September 2018.

The successful applicant will have their full PhD tuition fees paid at the appropriate rate for 3 years starting from the 2018/19 academic session and will also receive an annual maintenance stipend at the standard UK Research Council rate (£14,777 for 2018/19).

Departmental PhD Scholarship holders are expected to undertake a limited amount of teaching and administration work for the Department (up to 180 hours per year), which will mostly comprise teaching first year undergraduate seminars and tutorials, plus other teaching-related duties such as some assessment and examination marking.

Deadline is 12 noon on Friday 6th July 2018.

Entry requirements

  • Applicants should normally possess, or expect to obtain, a masters degree in an appropriate subject (with good passes across modules) and also have an upper second or first class honours degree in an appropriate subject. A strong economics background is essential.
  • All applicants need to be competent at spoken and written English. Applicants whose first language is not English AND who do not hold a degree from an English-speaking university will need to take an English language test - normally IELTS or TOEFL. For current test scores required please visit our departmental pages.
  • An interest and some research experience in the relevant field of economics would be desirable but not essential.


How to apply

To apply for the scholarship candidates should complete an application form for admission as a PhD student through the University of Sheffield website.

Postgraduate online application form

Applications should include a CV including academic record (max. 2 pages); supporting statement (max. 2 pages); academic transcripts; two references; and a research proposal.

A research proposal should contain at least the following elements:

Proposed thesis title.

  • A description of the research issue in which you are interested in.
  • An explanation as to why this issue merits research.
  • A description of research carried out by others (completed or on-going) in the area.
  • An indication of what your research would contribute to understanding.
  • Details of how the research would be conducted, including any special facilities etc., which would be required and any necessary skills which you either have already or would need to acquire.
  • An indication of how the results of your research would be disseminated.

For further details about the application procedure please contact Emily White.

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.

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