Research Degree Opportunities

The School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield houses one of the largest concentrations of world leading health services and public health researchers in the UK.

ScHARR is one of the UK's top university departments for postgraduate research studies in the fields of health services research, health economics and public health. You may study for a research degree (PhD or MD in Health and Related Research) on a topic in these areas.

Faculty Scholarships

Deadline: 24 January 2018

You need to have received an offer of a place from ScHARR before being nominated for a Faculty Scholarship. To facilitate the processing of an offer, we strongly recommend that you submit your application as far in advance of the 24 January 2018 scholarship deadline as possible. For your application to proceed you must have approached a supervisor and obtained their agreement to supervise your proposed PhD project by the scholarship deadline. The links below provide information about our supervisors.

The Faculty Scholarships cover fees and stipend at Home/EU level. Overseas students may apply but will need to fund the fee difference between Home and Overseas rate from another source. Overseas applicants should include an explanation in their online application form of how they plan to fund this fee difference.

We offer excellent supervision (students have two supervisors) and have outstanding facilities for research students.

ScHARR PGR Students

The School welcomes enquiries at any time from those who wish to study for a research degree. We are happy to discuss research proposals that fall within our main research areas, and to give guidance on the scope and focus of a thesis topic.

Possible projects with identified supervisors can be viewed here.

A list of supervisors in ScHARR can be viewed here.

The main areas of ScHARR research are shown below (click on links to find supervisors working in these areas):

public health and epidemiology health services research
primary care mental health
social sciences and health health policy
health care management health economics
decision modelling systematic review methods
medical statistics clinical trial research

We have expertise in supervising students using a range of methodologies including:

Controlled trials and quasi-experimental approaches Surveys
Qualitative methods including ethnography Decision analytic modelling
Economic evaluation Mixed methods