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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

  • Study in a department which achieved 2 and 3* outputs in the last Research Excellence Framework.
  • Undertake research with academic support across most areas of psychology.
  • Harness expertise in qualitative and quantitative approaches to your study.

With around 28 PhD students and a thriving research community, this course within the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Politics offers specialist facilities (including EEg equipment, Eye-trackers, a large cognitive test library, retinal imaging equipment, EPrime, and transcranial stimulation equipment) to help you undertake original research into topics including cognitive neuroscience, health psychology, sports doping, vision and aesthetics and peace discourses.

How you learn

Your supervisory team will include a Director of Studies and one or more second supervisors with expertise and interest in your research area. However, much of the work for your degree will be carried out independently, and you will need the initiative, motivation and commitment to succeed.

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. Our alumni have gone on to take up academic posts at other universities (including Oxford and Cambridge), undergo clinical practitioner training, become certified health psychologists, and to conduct high quality research across the broad area of psychology as postgraduate researchers.

Your supervisors help you to define your research programme, agree any associated training requirements, and provide direction while encouraging you to develop as an independent researcher. You're supported by skills training workshops, research projects, student forums integrated by your departmental postgraduate tutor lead.

Tuition fees

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£ 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

    80th out of 118 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    112 52%

    77th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    79th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    36th

    38

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