Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Culture, Communication and Computing

Study for a higher degree by research in our diverse Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI). Key points: research in an inspiringly diverse institute that brings groups such as artists and engineers together; benefit from specialist focus with two research centres: for art and design and communication and computing; network with over 40 postgraduate research students studying at the institute; apply your research in one of our many knowledge transfer partnerships, or other opportunities to collaborate with outside partners.

Entry requirements

A good first degree from a UK institution (normally a 1st or upper 2nd), or the overseas equivalent, to register for MPhil only or MPhil with the possibility of transfer to PhD. Only holders of a relevant UK Master's degree, which had a substantial research training element can apply for direct PhD registration. Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

Course modules

Master of Philosophy (MPhil): candidates are required to critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic, to demonstrate an understanding of research methods appropriate to their chosen field and to present and defend a thesis by oral examination.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): as MPhil plus PhD candidates are expected to make an independent and original contribution to knowledge.
Training is followed by theoretical and textual research, analysis and writing, working closely with the supervisors. Students are expected to present seminar papers on their work and to submit written papers for comment.

Assessment methods

Thesis followed by oral examination.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 5 years
PhD Full-time January 2017 - 3 years
PhD Part-time January 2017 - 5 years
PhD Full-time May 2017 - 3 years
PhD Part-time May 2017 - 5 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time January 2017 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time January 2017 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time May 2017 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time May 2017 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

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