PhD/MPhil Study in the School of Education

Our Research Impact

We are an inclusive research community and embrace diverse approaches to research and theory. Our forward-thinking teaching and influential research are respected globally; the School of Education is ranked 4th overall in Education, and number 1 in the UK for research impact.

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Supervision

Experienced and actively engaged in research, the supervisor's role is to guide you in the development of your study and in the standards of work expected for a PhD. Your supervisor will have interests in the broad field in which your study is based and in related theoretical and methodological issues.

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ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

The Social Sciences Doctoral Training Centre was established to provide a national training centre for researchers in the social sciences. It aims to develop postgraduate researchers for their future careers by providing a range of training and experiences during their time at the University.

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Our Research Specialisms

The research interests of staff are broad and interdisciplinary; our key research specialisms include critical educational psychology, higher education, early childhood education and literacies. Please examine our research specialisms before applying.

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Your Application

The PhD is a doctoral qualification which is gained through successful production of a thesis and viva. Initially all students register for an MPhil and move onto a PhD after successfully producing an upgrade paper and passing their upgrade viva. Students may study for their PhD on a full or part time basis.

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First-Class Facilities

We know that when you invest in a postgraduate degree at a world top 100 university you expect a lot. So the University of Sheffield is constantly investing in support services and facilities that enhance your experience.

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Research at the School of Education
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Research Communities and Networks
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Postgraduate Research at The University of Sheffield
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