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More information on PhD costs and sources of funding can be found on our central University webpage.
You can view information regarding our Tuition Fee Refund Policy here.
Each year there is a range of bursaries and awards/ scholarships for students; however, these change year by year and there is a high level of competition for them.
Scholarships: Now Closed for 2017/18
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Faculty of Social Sciences Scholarships
The University of Sheffield Faculty of Social Sciences has funding for a range of PhD scholarships for 2017/18 entry. These include Doctoral Academy scholarships, with further scholarships likely to be available through the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership competition.
We strongly encourage interdisciplinary and collaborative PhD applications in the following broad areas:
Our Scholarships cover:
• Tuition fees
Scholarships may be available as a +3 (PhD) or a 1+3 (Masters and PhD), as well as on a full- or part-time basis.
Our Doctoral Academy scholarships are open to applicants of any nationality and in any discipline within the Faculty of Social Sciences. Most ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership scholarships are open to UK and EU applicants; there may be limited opportunities for overseas students, and all applicants should check ESRC White Rose DTP guidance before making an application.
To apply for PhD funding, you will need:
• Qualifications or experience equal to a first or upper second class honours degree or an equivalent combination of qualifications and/or experience
All our scholarships can be held in any department within the Faculty. Initial enquiries should be made directly to the academic department in which you wish to study:
Applying for a PhD Scholarship in the School of Education
We offer an outstanding academic environment for our PhD students. We provide an interdisciplinary research experience and advanced training to all our PhD students, regardless of scholarship funding source. There are extensive training opportunities within the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership, which is led by University of Sheffield.
There are also opportunities for three month internships with public, private and voluntary organisations which enable students to apply their research skills to a more practical environment. Previous students have benefited from internships at organisations such as the Department of Work and Pensions and Oxfam.
Timescales and how to apply
Applications can be made from 1 November 2016. The deadline for scholarship applications is 5.00pm on 1 February 2017 (UK Time). More information on the scholarship application process can be found here.
University Prize Scholarships
Each year the University offers a small number of prize scholarships to the very best PhD applicants. These scholarships pay full tuition fees, a maintenance stipend and a Research Training Support Grant. Applications come initially to the School of Education through the process described in 'Applying for a PhD Scholarship in the School of Education' (above), where a panel decides which applications to put forward to the University Panel for consideration.