Research course

Research Degrees – Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Science

Entry requirements

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 UK masters degree, which had a substantial research training element can apply for direct PhD registration. 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. The final thesis must be presented in English.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Study for a higher degree by research in our diverse Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI). We support a PhD research programme with over 40 students. You may be able to apply for funding from donor and funding bodies including the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Key points
• Research in an inspiringly diverse institute that brings groups such as artists and engineers together.
• Benefit from specialist focus with two research centres: for art and design and communication and computing.
• Network with over 40 postgraduate research students studying at the institute.
• Apply your research in one of our many knowledge transfer partnerships, or other opportunities to collaborate with outside partners.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
72 months

Course contact details

Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences
+44 (0)114 225 5555