Research course

Research Degree

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty Health and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

Typically you need • an appropriate masters degree or an honours degree 2.1 or above, from a UK higher education institution or • a qualification the University considers as being equivalent. Other qualifications and experience are considered on their merits. You must also complete an interview in person or by phone with the prospective director of studies, the postgraduate tutor and one other member of the Centre for Health and Social Care research and academic staff and provide two satisfactory references. International students Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level. An offer of a research degree place may be made subject to a completing our Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes course.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

Study for a higher degree by research in our well-respected Centre for Health and Social Care Research (CHSCR). During your studies you are trained in research methods and complete a high level research project. We encourage and support you to present your findings at national and international conferences to help launch your academic career.

• Build on previous academic or professional experience to develop your expertise.
• Benefit from the input of research-active staff.
• Take part in a vibrant research culture that includes training events and PhD seminars.
• Receive support in attending conferences, delivering papers and publishing your work.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-84 months months
full time
24-48 months months

Course contact details

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
+44 (0)114 225 5555