The University of Sheffield
Department of Journalism Studies

Doctoral Research Opportunities

The Department offers two of the University's research degrees: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil). Full-time students are required to register for a period of not less than two or three calendar years, depending on qualifications for a PhD and not less than two calendar years for an MPhil. Part-time student candidates are required to register for not less than four calendar years in the case of a PhD and not less than two years for an MPhil.

The development of a doctoral research programme is regarded as a key aspect of the Department's research growth. There are currently over twenty graduate research students registered with the Department either on a full-time or part-time basis. It is the Department's aim to see this number grow over the next few years.

All full-time graduate research students intending to study for a PhD are required to undertake some research skills and techniques related course work during their first year. This is in line with the University┬┤s aim of ensuring that all research students develop appropriate research skills and techniques.

For details of the Doctoral Training Centre please visit the DTC website

It is the Department's policy that all research students should be offered opportunities to assist with undergraduate teaching, for which payment will be made. This will normally take place during years two and three.