PhD scholarships

We are committed to giving you as many opportunities as possible to succeed. There are a number of funding opportunities available to students from both the UK and overseas.

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Scholarships typically cover the costs of all or some of your tuition fees, a living allowance and a Research Training and Support Grant. However, this varies depending on the scholarship, so please check carefully the details of each scholarship and the funding that is provided. Awarded scholarships are highly competitive. 


School of Law PhD Scholarship

We are delighted to announce the availability of a number of School of Law funded PhD scholarships for full-time and part-time students from both the UK and overseas. We welcome suitably qualified applicants in the field of law and criminology for study commencing from 1 February 2022.

The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are assessed on academic success and qualifications, experience, research background, a clear well-articulated, fully-developed research proposal, the potential impact of the research and a good match with supervisor expertise.

We particularly welcome applicants in the following subfields of law and criminology:

  • Law and technology
  • Public international law
  • Family law
  • Children and the law
  • Public law
  • IP law
  • Wellbeing and the legal system
  • Policing
  • Probation and non-custodial punishment
  • Gender and criminal justice
  • Criminology of war
  • Colonial and post-colonial law and justice

What is included in the scholarship

This scholarship will fund the following:

  • Fees: Full payment of tuition fees across the course of study at the Home rate. For international students, the residual fee must be met by the individual.
  • Maintenance/stipend: £9000 per year for full-time students with payments being made to the individual in quarterly instalments for three and a half years after the start of the course.
  • Research Training Support Grant: Up to £500 per year for 3 years with the balance of unspent funds rolling forward each year. Restrictions apply to the use of these funds and there must be a clear connection to supporting the research project. Any unspent funds at the end of the project will be retained by the School. 

The above will be pro-rated for part-time students.

How to apply

  1. In order to be considered for a scholarship you must firstly apply for a place to study, via the Postgraduate Online Application System.
  2. Submit the scholarship application: Once you have completed step 1, or if you already have an offer to study with us, you should log into your postgraduate application and complete the additional scholarship section.
  3. The deadline for applications is 26 November 2021.

For further information or support with your application, please contact law-pgr-support@sheffield.ac.uk.

 

There are also a number of other scholarships available which include:

What's included and how they're awarded

The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are assessed on academic success and qualifications, experience, research background, a clear well-articulated research proposal, the potential impact of the research and a good match with supervisor/department/faculty expertise.

How to apply

  1. In order to be considered for a scholarship you must firstly apply for a place to study, via the Postgraduate Online Application System.  
  2. Submit the scholarship application: Once you have completed step 1, or if you already have an offer to study with us, you should log into your postgraduate application and complete the additional scholarship section. 

Please note: It is essential that you apply for the scholarship that is most suited to your project and circumstances as once the deadline has passed it is not possible to change this. If you are unsure about which scholarship to apply for, please contact law@sheffield.ac.uk 

If you have any questions about scholarships please see our FAQs or email pgr-funding@sheffield.ac.uk.

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