5 reasons to become a doctoral researcher at Sheffield Hallam
1. Research excellence
Sheffield Hallam University's research programme was ranked in the top five of all UK modern universities which submitted more than one research area, in the national Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
Overall, 65% of the research submitted by Sheffield Hallam received the prestigious 4* and 3* rating as world-leading and internationally excellent, moving the University up 25 places in the national research league tables.
2. Leading research centres and institutes
We are one of the leading new universities in the UK for research areas such as materials science, art and design, sports science and engineering, biomedical science, and economic and social research. Find out more about our Research Centres and Institutes.
3. Expert supervision and support
You will be supervised by experienced academic staff, who will support you to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills, and share their techniques and professional networks. Additionally, each faculty provides face-to-face academic and professional support through its dedicated doctoral teams.
4. Become part of our doctoral school
You'll join a community of around 700 doctoral researchers, as well as being an integral part of the wider research community. Whether you are seeking a career in academia or industry, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in a range of activities and events, and establish your reputation in your field.
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5. Access to dedicated development and skills training
You'll have access to a wide range of training and development opportunities, including the Doctoral Training Series, the Sheffield Hallam Researcher Development (SHaRD) Programme, online courses and events throughout the year on a range of subjects to support doctoral researchers. Faculties and Research Centres/ Institutes will also provide local inductions, courses and workshops relevant to their subject areas.
We are partners in a number of national research training initiatives which offer funded scholarships, dedicated development opportunities and a wide professional network.
Types of university scholarship available
University scholarship opportunities
We are offering a range of PhD scholarships starting in autumn 2017:
- Fully-funded scholarships - covering your tuition fees (at UK/EU levels) and maintenance at Research Council UK levels, for three years of full-time study commencing in October 2017.
- Fully-funded collaborative scholarships - for projects which are part funded by external partners. It will cover your tuition fees (at UK/EU levels) and maintenance at Research Council UK levels for three years of full-time study, commencing in October 2017.
- Part-time, fees only scholarships - covering your tuition fees (at UK/EU levels) for five years of part-time study commencing in October 2017.
Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA)
- These programmes are designed to develop the next generation of academics. They include teacher training and up to six hours' contact time with undergraduate students each week. These scholarships cover your tuition fees (at UK/EU levels) and maintenance at Research Council UK levels, for three years of full-time study commencing in October 2017.
- All applicants should hold a strong undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) and/or a relevant masters qualification (or expectation of the same).
- University scholarships in most disciplines are open to home/EU and international applicants. However, the shortfall between international and Home/EU fees will not be covered by the scholarship and another funding source will have to be identified by international applicants to cover this.
- Part-time scholarships are open to home/EU applicants only.
- GTA scholarships are open to home/EU applicants only.
- While teaching experience is desirable for GTA applicants, successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop their higher education teaching skills through training, practice and mentoring.
- Candidates who already hold a PhD offer from Sheffield Hallam University (to start in September 2017) are eligible to apply for a scholarship.
- Currently enrolled PhD students are not eligible.
- International students must provide evidence that they meet the minimum IELTS requirements appropriate for their field of study. These are detailed in the subject specific scholarship opportunities.
Research areas and how to apply
We are inviting applications across a range of disciplines.
Each subject area listed below contains the following information:
- Available research themes and projects
- Information on how to apply (including a copy of the application form)
- Key contact details
The closing date for PhD scholarship applications is 12 noon on Friday 24 February 2017.
Fully funded scholarships
- Art and Design
- Biomolecular sciences
- Centre for Health and Social Care Research (CHSCR)
- Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR)
- Engineering Graduate Teaching Assistantships
- Media and Communications
- Sheffield Business School
- Sport and Physical Activity
Fully funded collaborative scholarships - projects which are part funded by external partners
- Biomolecular Sciences – Advanced forensic mass spectrometry of blood and fingermarks
- Biomolecular Sciences – Bladder tissue engineering using auxetic materials
- Engineering and physical sciences – Automotive cabin noise models using coupled multiphysics approach
- Engineering and physical sciences – Design, preparation and characterisation of composite polymer membranes
- Engineering and physical sciences – Reducing energy demand and emissions from ceramic manufacture
- Engineering and physical sciences – Towards intrinsically auxetic polymers
- Law and Criminology – Pathways to reintegration for female offenders in prison
- Sport and Physical Activity – Characterising player movement on hybrid football surfaces
- Sport and Physical Activity – The impact of NCSEM co-location on health, social and economic outcomes
For more information click "Further official information" below.
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