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PHD Sheffield Business School (Management, Finance, Service Sector)




What will I learn?

Course summary

  • Join an academic department which produces internationally excellent and world leading research
  • Enhance your research skills with opportunities to engage in events, conferences and training
  • Learn in a large and diverse business school with the specialist resources, facilities and data sets to help you succeed

You will be part of our vibrant doctoral community in one of 3 academic departments: Management, Finance, Accounting and Business Systems and Service Sector Management.

We have extensive expertise in creating new knowledge and applying business research to solve of real world problems in management, finance, operations, hospitality, tourism, events, food and nutrition and language.

How you learn

Your supervisory team will include a Director of Studies and one or more second supervisors with expertise and interest in your research area. However, much of the work for your degree will be carried out independently, and you will need the initiative, motivation and commitment to succeed.

Your supervisors will help you to define your research programme, agree any associated training requirements, and provide direction while encouraging you to develop as an independent researcher.

You learn through

  • Independent research
  • Supervisory meetings

Future careers

Research degrees are essential qualifications for many academic careers. You will have the opportunity to develop a range of transferable skills which are applicable to many employment sectors. You will also develop your own academic network of fellow research students, supervisory team, conference organisers, external academics etc. This will help you to develop support and mentoring opportunities helping you plan the next stage of your career.

You may have the opportunity to develop teaching skills by undertaking associate lecturer teaching responsibilities. This is subject to decisions at Subject Group level and in accordance with limits prescribed by the university regulations.

Which department am I in?

Sheffield Hallam University

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
£14,895.00 (US$ 18,325) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2023, May 2023


City Campus

Howard Street,


S1 1WB, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Normally a good undergraduate degree and/or relevant postgraduate degree (with a dissertation mark of 60 per cent or higher). Some work experience related to the research question you wish to explore would be an advantage. If your first language is not English you must produce evidence of competence in English such as an IELTS score of 7.0 with 6.5 in all skills. TOEFL test with an overall score of 100 internet based, with a minimum component score of 23 in listening, 23 in reading, 26 in writing and 22 in speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Sheffield Hallam University

At Sheffield Hallam, be taught by people who are experts in their subject and passionate about sharing their knowledge and industry experience.

  • Based in Sheffield - a true student city
  • Work placements for students through a vast network
  • A low cost of living
  • Modern, upgraded facilities across two campuses

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