Research course

Education – Research Degree

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Development and Society

Entry requirements

Normally a UK honours degree (first or upper second class) or a UK masters degree. We consider candidates with other qualifications individually.

You must have a relevant UK masters degree with a substantial research training element to apply for direct PhD registration.

If English is not your first language you typically need an IELTS 7.0 score with a minimum of 7.0 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. Find out more

Months of entry

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

Course content

Suitable for either experienced practitioners and well-qualified graduates looking develop their research skills, a research degree allows you to carry out supervised research into a wide range of areas such as pedagogy and new technologies, autism, and leadership and management in education.

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


part time
84 months
full time
24 months


full time
24 months
part time
84 months

Course contact details

Development and Society
+44 (0)114 225 5555