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International/EU: £14,895 per year
- Become trained in research methods and complete a high level research project
- Study for a higher degree by research with our respected academics within Health and Social Care.
Study for a PhD within Health and Social Care, devoted to cutting edge applied research. Based within the academic departments of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery or Social Care and Community Studies. The community of Health and Social Care researchers are a vibrant postgraduate community where you will work closely with experienced academics to develop your knowledge and expertise.
How you learn
We support a wide range of research opportunities and help you work towards your research degree. During the course you investigate and evaluate an approved topic and display an understanding of suitable research methods, with the aim of making an original contribution to your subject area.
We have four key research groups. Each provides a focus for research excellence in a strategic research area, drawing together researchers from across our three health and social care departments, the wider Sheffield Hallam University institution, and forging collaborations with partners locally, regionally, nationally and internationally:
- Ageing and long-term conditions
- Maternal, child and family health and social care
- Technology, data and digital innovations
- Health and social care organisation and workforce
Health and Social Care staff have highly developed expertise in a broad range of research methods including action research, participatory methods, ethnography, health technology assessment, phenomenology and grounded theory. We also have expertise in evaluation, case study, surveys and mixed methods research.
Several members of our team have experience working in the health and social care sectors and with voluntary organisations in the UK and internationally.
A number of the team also have honorary academic appointments with universities in several European countries, and we have extensive collaborations with universities in Europe, North American, Africa, Australia, the East Asia and the Middle East.
Research degrees are a vital qualification for most academic careers, and for professional specialisation and development in an existing or planned career.
Where will I study?
You study at Collegiate Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
Collegiate Campus can be found just off Ecclesall Road, a bustling student district.
Collegiate Library can be found just off Ecclesall Road. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
You work with
- excellent facilities and learning resources
- access a dedicated postdoctoral office space which promotes vibrant discussion and collaboration.
All applicants should hold a strong undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) and/or a relevant masters qualification (or expectation of the same).
All applicants must submit a completed postgraduate application form including a 1500 word research proposal.
You are encouraged to find out more about our staff and their current research to inform the development of your research proposal and to ensure it aligns with our research themes. Before submitting your proposal, please contact the member(s) of staff listed against the relevant research theme.
Applicants are required to give a short 10–15 minute presentation followed by an interview. Interview panel members will include the head of research degrees for the relevant research area or centre, a local postgraduate research tutor and a prospective director of studies.
Where English is not your first language, you must show evidence of English language ability to the following minimum level of proficiency: an overall IELTS score of 7.0 or above, with at least 6.5 in each component or an accepted equivalent. Please note that your test score must be current, i.e. within the last two years.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK postgraduate research students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £4,596 per year. An additional bench fee may also be charged for this course, depending on the nature of your project and requirements for specialist facilities. Information on whether a bench fee is chargeable can be provided by the relevant Research Institute, and will be confirmed in your offer letter.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU postgraduate research students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,895 per year. An additional bench fee may also be charged for this course, depending on the nature of your project and requirements for specialist facilities. Information on whether a bench fee is chargeable can be provided by the relevant Research Institute, and will be confirmed in your offer letter.
Doctoral student loans
Up to £25,700 available to help you while you study a postgraduate doctoral course.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Health and social care management courses (PDF, 195.4KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.