Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Social Sciences

Students embark on an intensive, supervised piece of investigative work and build an original area of expertise; they choose from a wide range of research topics supported by a supervisory team and write an extended 80,000 word thesis. Students: build on previous academic or professional experience to develop their expertise; benefit from the input of research-active staff; take taught modules from the MRes programme to develop their research skills; engage with other students and staff through the Faculty of Development and Society Graduate School website hub.

Entry requirements

A relevant Master's degree; or a 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent. Direct PhD registration may be permitted if students hold a Master's degree, or an overseas Master's degree of equivalent standard, which is postgraduate according to the UK Quality Assurance Agency's National Qualifications Framework; and included training in research and a research-based project report/dissertation or equivalent. If English is not applicants 1st language: IELTS score of at least 7.0 and/or a TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based exercise) or 250 (computer-based exercise).

Assessment methods

Students submit their research programme for approval by the University's Research Degrees Committee. To confirm the PhD stage, students complete a report and an oral presentation. Final assessment is via thesis and viva.

Sponsorship information

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,065 per Year 1 (England) 7 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,065 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 7 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,065 per Year 1 (Scotland) 7 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,065 per Year 1 (Wales) 7 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (England) 7 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 7 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Scotland) 7 years
MPhil Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,026 per Year 1 (Wales) 7 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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