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White Rose Social Sciences DTP scholarships

Scholarships for 2021/22 have now closed. Applications will be welcomed from November 2021 for scholarships starting in October 2022.

These scholarships are only available for PhDs in Sheffield Institute of Education (SIoE) and the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR).

The WRDTP is a collaborative partnership between Sheffield Hallam and the universities of Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan, Sheffield and York. Accredited by the ESRC, it builds on the research excellence of the partners to deliver PhD training across the social sciences.

The WRDTP provides access to a range of training and development opportunities across the partner institutions, as well as the opportunity to be part of an interdisciplinary social sciences network incorporating academic and non-academic partners.

Studentships at Sheffield Hallam are available in the following WRDTP Pathways:

  • Education, Childhood and Youth (ECY) SIoE
  • Cities, Environment and Liveability (CEL) CRESR
  • Wellbeing, Health and Communities (WHC) CRESR
  • Civil Society, Development and Democracy (CDD) CRESR

Scholarships are available as a PhD (+3) or Masters + PhD (1+3), on a full-time or part-time basis. The four-year 1+3 studentships include an integrated masters qualification in social science methods (MRes Social Sciences), followed by the PhD. To be eligible for a three-year +3 studentship (PhD only), you will need to evidence that you have already achieved the required level of research methods training.

About the scholarships

A full scholarship provides:

  • Tuition fees
  • A maintenance stipend at the UKRI national postgraduate rate (£15,609 in 2021/22)
  • A research training support grant where eligible

Further information on the WRDTP, including full eligibility criteria, can be found on the WRDTP website.


  • These scholarships are only available to applicants to Sheffield Institute of Education (SIoE) and the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR).
  • For 1+3 and +3 awards, applicants must hold at least a UK upper second class honours degree or equivalent.
  • Applicants applying for a +3 award must demonstrate that they have already completed the full social sciences research methods training requirements at masters level. See the WRDTP website for more information.
  • UKRI have confirmed that international students will be eligible for all UKRI-funded postgraduate studentships from the start of the 2021/22 academic year. Further information can be found through the WRDTP website.
  • 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 7.0 in each component or an accepted equivalent. Please note that your test score must be current, i.e. within the last two years.
  • Please note that students must be resident close to the University at which they are registered and we would expect there to be direct contact between the student and supervisor. This applies to full-time and part-time students.

How to apply

Applications for 2021/22 scholarships are now closed.


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