Research course

Research Degrees – Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute

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

Entry requirements

To be considered for entry, applicants should hold a relevant masters degree or a good first degree from a UK institution (normally a first or upper second), or the overseas equivalent.

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 7.0 with at least 5.5 in all skill areas (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently just below this level, we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course to enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

The final thesis must be presented in English.

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. Find out more

Months of entry

January, September, May

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 80 students.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

There is support available to help you afford tuition fees and living costs whilst your study at Hallam. Find out at

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

Qualification and course duration


full time
72 months


full time
24 months

Further details of qualification

PhD – full-time 36–48 months, part-time 60–72 months MPhil – full-time 24–36 months, part-time 48–60 months

Course contact details

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