The University of Sheffield Faculty of Social Sciences has funding for at least 23 PhD scholarships for 2017/18 entry. These include Doctoral Academy scholarships, with further scholarships likely to be available through the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership competition.

We strongly encourage interdisciplinary and collaborative PhD applications in the following broad areas:

  • Cities, Environment and Liveability
  • Security, Conflict and Justice
  • Education Childhood and Youth
  • Data, Communication and New Technologies
  • Wellbeing, Health and Communities
  • Sustainable Growth, Management and Economic Productivity
  • Civil Society, Development and Democracy

If you have a doctoral research proposal covering one of these areas from an international development/relations perspective and wish to discuss further, please email in the first instance and we will get back to you.

SIID is a diverse and dynamic network of individuals, pursuing critical and rigorous research to understand major global problems. We’re looking for ambitious and talented graduates/ postgraduates, who aspire to contribute to world-leading research and to make a difference in the world.

The deadline for scholarship applications is 5.00pm on 1 February 2017. For full details of the University of Sheffield PhD scholarships and to apply online, please click here.

There are also a number of taught masters courses across the University on the subject of international development and international relations.  Please see our study page for more details.