PhD Study

We're renowned for the quality of our research degrees and have a vibrant and growing Research School. Supervision is by leading academics across the discipline and is supported by a rigorous programme of training. We are now recruiting for entry in 2018.


About us

We're an international centre of excellence for planning research and are ranked as 'internationally excellent', 'world-leading' with 'outstanding impacts'.

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Apply now

We're now welcoming applications for entry to the Research School in September 2018 (and no longer for 2017). To apply for a PhD you need to complete an online application form, compose a detailed research proposal and provide two references and other supporting information.

Making an application> Entry requirements>

Our links

We're part of the White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) which is a national centre of excellence supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). We have strong links with a range of research centres across the University. We also host a PhD training partnership with Wits University in South Africa.

WRDTP> Sheffield Methods Institute> Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures> PhD training partnership - Wits University>