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Sheffield Institute of Education

The Sheffield Institute of Education (SIoE) welcomes applications for full-time, fully funded and part-time (fees only) PhD studentships, to start October 2019. You will join Sheffield Hallam's vibrant community of Education Doctoral Researchers, who are based in the Science Park on the City Campus, close to the main university buildings and transport links.

The Sheffield Institute of Education is a national centre of education, recognised for our excellence and innovation in teaching, learning and research. Our work is embedded in practice and delivered by working in partnership. Everything we do is informed by broad, cutting-edge research across our seven areas of excellence (Childhood and Early Years; Inclusion, Diversity and Social Justice; Higher Education; Language and Literacy Education; Mathematics Education; Practice, Innovation and Professional learning; and Science Education).

Our funders include UK and international government departments and policy organisations, Research Councils, schools and other educational institutions, major charities, learned societies and subject associations, business, and voluntary and community organisations. Our leading academics and expert practitioners develop collaborations and deliver activities with external and internal partners; contribute to the work of practitioner and scholarly organisations; and implement a range of research, scholarship and knowledge exchange activities designed to ‘make a difference’ to our students, our partners, and to our wider community in both the UK and internationally.

In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) the SIoE's research was assessed under Unit of Assessment (UoA) 25: Education as amongst the highest ranked post-1992 Universities.

  • Over 70% of the submitted outputs were judged to be of a quality that was either world-leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance or rigour.
  • Over 85% of the research environment was judged to be conducive to producing research of international excellence.

See the SIoE website for current and past projects

Postgraduate research at the Sheffield Institute of Education

Postgraduate researchers at the Sheffield Institute of Education (SIoE) meet regularly. The PGR forum aims to enable education students to meet up to network, to learn about and reflect on their experiences of doctoral research and to discuss methodology and the practicalities of research. The forum complements sessions run by the Sheffield Hallam University Doctoral School and provides opportunities to discuss research with peers. The Doctoral School is a hub for researcher training, development and networking. There is an annual Doctoral Research conference run by and for education students and a wider faculty research conference at which postgraduate researchers are encouraged to present work in progress. The SIoE is part of the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership and PhD researchers benefit from this additional source of training and the extended networking opportunities it provides. In addition, the SIoE research seminar series provides opportunities to share research and exchange ideas with researchers from the SIoE and beyond.

Sheffield Institute of Education scholarship research topic areas

Currently, we do not have any PhD opportunities, however please keep checking this page for future opportunities.

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