Doctoral Development Programme
In the Faculty of Social Sciences, this programme provides a mixture of discipline-specific training, social research methods, transferable professional skills and interdisciplinary research experience.
All our PhD students are enrolled in the Doctoral Development Programme (DDP). In the Social Sciences, this provides a mixture of discipline-specific training, social research methods, transferable professional skills and interdisciplinary research experience.
Training is delivered by specialists in the faculty from the Sheffield Methods Institute, our departments and research centres, and in collaboration with the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership. Our students also access University-wide provision via the Think Ahead scheme.
Our training aims to support you to undertake successful PhD research and to develop skills for your future career whatever that may be. Delivered through various workshops, events and activities, the faculty and White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership complement this face to face training with a variety of online resources.
Your supervisor will work with you to assess your training needs and help to identify the appropriate training as your PhD progresses through a Training Needs Analysis (TNA).
Our training acknowledges the multi-disciplinary nature of research in our faculty and that no PhD students will have the same requirements.
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