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School of Law PhD Programme

  • Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Programme (European/UK Students Only)

Profile Description

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.

School of Law.

Driven by cutting edge research that impacts on policy and practice in the legal, socio-legal and criminological fields, the University of Sheffield's School of Law is well respected and highly regarded amongst its peers. There is an outstanding depth of expertise in the department through our varied and diverse range of research activities, of which were rated top 10 in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, 2nd overall for research output.

Research is based around five main clusters: the Centre for Criminological Research, the Centre for the Study of Law in Society, the Institute of Commercial Law Studies, Sheffield Institute of Biotechnology Law and Ethics, and Sheffield Centre for International and European Law. The School also hosts the Health Law and Policy Research Group. On top of this expertise, the school is keen to encourage those with innovative proposals in a range of areas to apply; to see a full list of our research activities please check our webpages.

With research students coming from all over the world, there is a vibrant community here in the school. We value our students highly and recognise the important contribution they make, through taking an active role in our research centres and student-led research seminars and events. We are committed to excellent supervision, with academics placing a great deal of importance on the benefits of offering a strong support network. This is underpinned by dedicated PhD study space in the school and a host of top class facilities available to use across the University.

The school is also successful in securing funding for PhD scholarships; receiving grants from both the university and externally; these are competitive and subject to availability.

Please visit the website for further details and information on applying: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/law/study/researchdegrees

Funding Notes

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.

How good is research at University of Sheffield in Law?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 24.40

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

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