Social Sciences Doctoral Training Programme and the DDP

The Social Sciences Doctoral Training Programme comprises initial training modules provided by Sheffield Methods Institute MA Social Research which are normally completed within your first year of study. In addition, there are four portfolio-based Advanced Training Modules which aim to support you in your PhD study and in the transition from doctoral study to employment.

These are:

  • Doctoral Training in Discipline
  • Doctoral Training in Pathway
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Professional Skills in Research Leadership

Further information on the advanced training module content and assessments is found in your Doctoral Training Programme handbook, and on the MOLE sites for each module.

These modules require doctoral students to access a variety of seminars, workshops, and conferences which may be provided by departments, the University and the White Rose DTP. This University Doctoral Development Portal links to information on content and booking options for the range of training (workshops, seminars etc.) available which could contribute to these modules. You are advised to discuss the relevance of the sessions with your supervisor.

Students who do not wish to complete the full modules and assessments should still agree training needs with their supervisor, and all social sciences doctoral students are able to access the full range of doctoral development sessions available. Students may also attend workshops, events etc. relevant to their PhD which may not directly contribute to the training modules.

Information and available sessions and booking instructions