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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Postgraduate Research study at the Faculty of Social Sciences

Study your PhD in the Faculty of Social Sciences and you will have access to world class training alongside your doctoral study. Our Social Sciences Doctoral Training programme is tailored to your individual needs to ensure you have the right skills you need to develop your research.

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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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Facilities at the University of Sheffield
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Research Communities and Networks
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Postgraduate Research at The University of Sheffield
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