A good first degree from a UK institution (normally a first or upper second), or the overseas equivalent, to register for MPhil only or MPhil with the possibility of transfer to PhD. Only holders of a relevant masters degree, which had a substantial research training element, can apply for direct PhD registration.
If English is not your first language, you must show evidence of English Language ability – IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 7.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
If you do not have such academic qualifications we may consider your application individually, based on your personal, professional and work experience, and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam.
Months of entry
Embark on an intensive, supervised piece of investigative work and build your own original area of expertise. You choose from a wide range of research topics from environmental architecture to real estate and write an extended 80,000 word thesis. Your studies are supported by a supervisory team, PhD seminars and training events, and you become part of our vibrant research culture.
Information for international students
Please visit our website at https://www.shu.ac.uk/international
Fees and funding
There is support available to help you afford tuition fees and living costs whilst your study at Hallam. Find out at https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding.
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit https://www.shu.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-discounts to find out more.
Qualification and course duration
PhD by taught
Further details of qualification
Full-time - You study for at least 35 hours a week on average. Part-time - You study at least 12 hours a week on average.
Course contact details
- Research Support Office
- 0114 225 5555