Fees and funding
Postgraduate Research Scholarships for 2019/2020 entry
The deadline for Scholarship applications for 2019/2020 entry has now passed.
We are looking for talented postgraduate researchers for PhD Scholarships available for entry in October 2019.
You can still apply for a place to study in the department.
You are also required to complete a separate Scholarship application through our PhD application system. View the video available here to find out how to apply.
|ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) and Faculty Scholarships||
The University of Sheffield, Faculty of Social Sciences has funding for a number of PhD scholarships for 2019/20 entry. These include ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) and Faculty scholarships through the University Post Graduate Research Committee.
White Rose DTP Scholarships are offered in the following broad areas:
In USP, most applications are aligned to the 'Cities, Environment and Liveability' theme.
The scholarships offer
All scholarships are available as a +3 (PhD) or a 1+3 (Masters and PhD), in combination with the MA Social Research. This route ensures students meet ESRC training benchmarks for social research methods.
Our Faculty scholarships are open to applicants of any nationality and in any discipline within the Faculty of Social Sciences. Most ESRC White Rose DTP scholarships are open to UK and EU applicants; there may be limited opportunities for overseas students, and all applicants should check ESRC White Rose DTP guidance before making an application.
To apply for Masters and PhD funding, you will need:
To apply for PhD funding, you will need:
Full eligibility criteria can be found here.
Initial enquiries should be made directly to our Research School Director, Dr Glyn Williams - firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on the scholarship application process can be found here.
|AHRC White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities||
The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. It is responsible for the distribution of AHRC-funded doctoral studentships for these universities and for the coordination of a doctoral training programme. WRoCAH is able to offer around 48 AHRC studentships per year to candidates with a place for doctoral study at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield or York.
Applicants for an AHRC studentship must have applied for a place of study in an eligible School, Department or Centre and may only apply for funding at one of Leeds, Sheffield or York. The studentship application form and details of how to apply are only available from the WRoCAH website.
|China Scholarship Council||
This scheme provides academically excellent Chinese students with the opportunity to study for a PhD at the University of Sheffield. The scholarships are supported jointly by the China Scholarship Council and the University of Sheffield.
The Scholarship will cover
You must be a national of, and reside in, mainland China (not including Hong Kong or Macau). You must also be intending to return to China once your programme is completed.
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the fit of the applicant’s proposed research programme with Sheffield’s identified research priorities:
Further information about this scholarship and how to apply can be found here.
PhD training in the Faculty of Social Sciences
As part of the Faculty of Social Sciences you will have access to world class training alongside your doctoral study. The Social Sciences Doctoral Training programme is tailored to your individual needs to ensure you have the right skills you need to develop your research.
The training programme is designed to exceed current UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) training and development guidelines, and gives all our social science PhD students access to ESRC-funded White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership cohort activities, regardless of your source of funding.
Bespoke methods training is designed and delivered through the Sheffield Methods Institute which has world class research expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods. All our students receive interdisciplinary training and experience opportunities via the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership, and additional discipline specific training is provided in each of our departments.
Further information on tuition fees for postgraduate research study can be found via the links below. The amount of fees paid depends on whether you are classified as a home or an overseas student.
Continuation/writing up fee
If you go beyond your normal period of registration (3 years) and require more time to write-up your research, a Continuation Fee is charged instead of a Tuition Fee. You are required to pay the Continuation Fee at the beginning of your writing up year and will be refunded, on a pro rata basis, if you submit before the end of the 12 month period.
There are a number of additional fees which could apply to you throughout your studies depending on your circumstances. Further information can be found here.
There are no mandatory additional costs that economics PhD students can expect to incur during their course.
During their studies PhD students may want to purchase equipment, present their research at conferences and undertake additional training. All PhD students within USP are eligible to apply for funding from the departmental postgraduate research support fund to support attendance/presentation at relevant academic conferences. You may also be eligible to apply to other sources of funding, for example, from the Faculty of Social Sciences.