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5 reasons to become a doctoral researcher at Sheffield Hallam

1. Research excellence

Sheffield Hallam University's research programme was ranked in the top five of all UK modern universities which submitted more than one research area, in the national Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

Overall, 65% of the research submitted by Sheffield Hallam received the prestigious 4* and 3* rating as world-leading and internationally excellent, moving the University up 25 places in the national research league tables.

2. Leading research centres and institutes

We are one of the leading new universities in the UK for research areas such as materials science, art and design, sports science and engineering, biomedical science, and economic and social research. Find out more about our Research Centres and Institutes.

3. Expert supervision and support

You will be supervised by experienced academic staff, who will support you to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills, and share their techniques and professional networks. Additionally, each faculty provides face-to-face academic and professional support through its dedicated doctoral teams.

4. Become part of our doctoral school

You'll join a community of around 700 doctoral researchers, as well as being an integral part of the wider research community. Whether you are seeking a career in academia or industry, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in a range of activities and events, and establish your reputation in your field.

For information on doctoral school news, events and training, please visit our blog or follow us on Twitter.

5. Access to dedicated development and skills training

You'll have access to a wide range of training and development opportunities, including the Doctoral Training Series, the Sheffield Hallam Researcher Development (SHaRD) Programme, online courses and events throughout the year on a range of subjects to support doctoral researchers. Faculties and Research Centres/ Institutes will also provide local inductions, courses and workshops relevant to their subject areas.

We are partners in a number of national research training initiatives which offer funded scholarships, dedicated development opportunities and a wide professional network.

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