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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21, FEB-22, MAY-22

  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

Course summary

Your research will take place in the Department of Law and Criminology. We are a group of approximately 80 academics specialising in a wide range of research areas. We have research clusters in

  • Desistance and recovery
  • Criminal justice institutions
  • Human rights and social justice
  • Socio-legal studies
  • Learning and teaching

How you learn

Your supervisory team will include a Director of Studies and one or more second supervisors with expertise in your research area. Much of the work for your degree will be carried out independently, and you will need the initiative, motivation and commitment to succeed. Your supervisors will help you to define your research programme, agree any associated training requirements, and provide direction while encouraging you to develop as an independent researcher.

Future careers

Research degrees are essential qualifications for many academic careers. You will have the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills which are applicable to many employment sectors. Successful graduates are able to progress within a wide variety of roles in the legal professions and associated fields

  • government department advisor
  • local government
  • various business-related roles
  • consultancy.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    68th out of 102

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    108 55%

    75th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    49 49%

    73rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    17th

    2

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