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Postgraduate research

The head of postgraduate research study in Sheffield Institute of Education is Dr Gill Adams.

We offer supervision for MPhil/PhD students to research full-time or part-time in areas covered by our research areas of strength. These are organised around the research activities and interests of the individual staff members. Find out more about SIoE's main research areas and projects.  The Postgraduate Research Tutor in education is Dr Caron Carter.

In addition to the PhD we run a professional doctorate leading to the award of Doctorate in Education (EdD). This is a part-time programme which recruits every two years and is led by Dr Karen Daniels.

As a research student in education, you will be affiliated with the Sheffield Institute for Education which produces high-quality research in educational policy and practice, creating positive benefits for children and young people, their teachers and other professionals. Our internationally recognised researchers conduct research for government departments, professional bodies and charities.

For examples of postgraduate research titles within SIoE, please see students' current thesis titles and recently completed research.  For more information on our research degrees please contact social-economic-pgr@shu.ac.uk.  Doctoral researchers in the SIoE participate in the wider university research culture and are supported by Sheffield Hallam Doctoral School.

Watch the one minute PhD: Why do mums leave teaching by Aimee Quickfall, PhD student in SIoE

White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership

We are also a member of the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership, recruiting to the Education, Childhood and Youth pathway. This is a collaboration in social sciences, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, through which Sheffield Hallam University works with the universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Bradford, Hull and Manchester Metropolitan. Contact Dr Gill Adams, the ECY pathway Deputy Director at Sheffield Hallam University with academic queries relating to the WRDTP.

WRDTP studentships

Sheffield Hallam University have been part of the ESRC-funded White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership since 2017.  The PhD studentship competition is generally announced in November each year.  Applicants must first apply to Sheffield Hallam for a place on our PhD programmes.  Selected candidates may be nominated for an ESRC WRDTP studentship.  Read more about the process and any current opportunities on our Scholarship and Bursaries pages and on WRDTP's Studentship Awards pages.

For information on applying to study for a postgraduate research degree at Sheffield Institute of Education, please contact social-economic-pgr@shu.ac.uk.


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