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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

  • Undertake a supervised study in a range of areas in political science and theory.
  • Study under research-active staff who submitted to the most recent Research Excellence Framework.
  • Benefit from links with the university's Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research and the Centre for Development and Research in Education.

Work within the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics, currently supporting around 28 PhD students and a thriving research community, to produce a piece of original work within the core themes of charity and community work, the European Union, welfare, terrorism and counterterrorism, the new social movements, war and security studies.

How you learn

Throughout a period of intensive, supervised investigative work, you work closely with specialists in your chosen field to produce an extended thesis of up to 80,000 words in the case of doctoral research. You can take modules and supplementary on-line courses to develop skills in relation to a range of methodologies, methods and theoretical approaches. The work you complete on these can be included as part of your qualification.

You learn through

  • supervised research
  • meetings
  • seminars and training sessions
  • informal group sessions

Future careers

Doctorates are essential qualifications for many careers in academia, the policy sector, and public and commercial research organisations. Our research is often applied, which prepares you to tackle issues of immediate relevance to statutory and voluntary agencies.

Past graduates have gone on to take up academic posts in both teaching and research roles, as well as public sector organisations. Many people take part-time degrees in collaboration with their current employer.

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

    69th out of 85 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    108 49%

    63rd

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    46th

    7

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