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. Check out some of the PhD topics we're keen to explore with you

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PhD Scholarships for entry in October 2018

We're looking for the brightest and best students to join our Research School in October 2018. The deadline for scholarship applications is 5pm on 24 January 2018.

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China Scholarship Council funding

We welcome applications from high quality Chinese applicants to our PhD programme. Scholarships supported by the China Scholarship Council and the University of Sheffield are available for entry in 2018-19.

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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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We're now welcoming applications for entry to the Research School in September 2018. 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.

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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.

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