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Research students

Studying a research degree allows you to investigate your chosen topic in depth. It's an opportunity to make new discoveries that have a real impact on the world around you, and establish yourself as an expert in your field.

Join us in our search for new thinking

When you become a researcher at Sheffield Business School, you'll be joining the Graduate Centre — a vibrant community of research students and academics.

We believe the relationships you build within our community play a key role in developing your research degree. Our reputation for excellence is recognised through our high-quality research training and the support we offer our doctoral students.

We support a variety of PhDs in themes relating to the Sheffield Business School Research Institute as well as the Doctorate Business Administration (DBA) programme, which allows senior managers and professionals to make a difference to the way that management and professional practice is developed.

Doctoral scholarships

Applications are invited for two doctoral scholarships with clear theoretical and managerial implications in one of the following research areas:

  • marketing, international business and management
  • finance - mergers and acquisitions
  • organisational theory and HRM
  • tourism management
  • business information systems

Gain skills that'll stay with you

Studying a research degree is not just about what you learn about your specific area of interest. You'll also gain skills that are highly valued by employers. And because there are relatively few research students, it'll help you stand out.

During your time as a research student, you may get the chance to get involved in teaching and seminars, giving you valuable experience if you want to pursue a career as a lecturer. You can also present papers at conferences and publish your work.

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