Research degrees at Sheffield Hallam University – funding and scholarships available

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If you want to switch your career focus, specialise in a new subject area or simply study more of what you love, you’ll find that postgraduate study stretches you, inspires you, and ultimately rewards you. It takes you deeper into your chosen subject and opens up a new world of teaching styles and levels, from one-year taught courses to in-depth, self-guided PhD research.

Research degrees

As well as funded and self-funded Doctoral programmes, we offer a variety of ways to undertake research study, including Masters-level courses and DBAs designed to balance doctoral research with a business career.

Why choose Sheffield Hallam University? 

  • Research projects: We’re a top UK university for research, with an international reputation in areas such as materials science, art, sports science, engineering and biomedicine. 78% of our research is rated internationally excellent or world-leading (Research Excellence Framework, 2021). Explore our doctoral programmes
  • Employability: Graduate with real-world skills through live projects and industry exposure. 98% of our UK postgraduates are employed or in further study within 15 months of graduation, with 88% in high-skilled roles (Source: 2020/21 HESA Graduate Outcomes Survey). Find out how you’ll learn 
  • Funding and scholarshipsTo help fund your studies there are postgraduate loans of up to £12,471 available and doctoral/PhD loans of up to £29,390 for courses starting in the 2024/25 academic year, eligibility applies. We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries, including discounts on your fees if you have previously studied at Sheffield Hallam. View funding options

How to apply? 

We offer three enrolment periods for MPhil and PhD programmes: October, February, and May. Contact us early in your decision making process to discuss your research ideas, understand the application process, and plan your next steps.

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Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International applicants

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