Training and facilities

As part of the Faculty of Social Sciences you will have access to world-class training alongside your doctoral study. Politics at Sheffield is the lead department for the Politics pathway of the White Rose Doctoral Training Centre.

PGR student with supervisor

PhD training in the Faculty of Social Sciences

The Social Sciences Doctoral Training programme is tailored to your individual needs to ensure you have the right skills you need to develop your research.

The training programme is designed to exceed current UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) training and development guidelines and gives all our social science PhD students access to ESRC-funded White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership cohort activities, regardless of your source of funding.

Bespoke methods training is designed and delivered through the Sheffield Methods Institute which has world class research expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods. All our students receive interdisciplinary training and experience opportunities via the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership, and additional discipline-specific training is provided in each of our departments.

White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships

If you are interested in studying for a PhD in Politics and International Relations, you are eligible for nomination by your supervisor to the WRDTP Studentships.
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WRoCAH (the White Rose College for Arts and Humanities) also accepts applications for the AHRC Studentships competition. This will suit students whose projects are more oriented towards 'theory/philosophy' or 'history'. 

The application form and link to the guidance notes for students are available on the WRoCAH website.

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