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.

WRDTP ESRC PhD Studentships 2019/20

The White Rose consortium brings together about 1,300 research students. The WRDTC offers a wide range of opportunities for PhD researchers to access research training, network with other researchers across departments and between the highly research active universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, and Manchester Metropolitan.

The DTP is offering a range of social sciences PhD Studentships starting in September/October 2019.

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PhD scholarships

There are lots of different types of scholarships available, from partial fee scholarships to full awards covering fees and maintenance.

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