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.

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