Research at Sheffield
Bringing great minds together
As a doctoral student at Sheffield you’ll be welcomed into a collaborative community of outstanding, inspiring researchers.
Projects, topics & supervisors
World-leading research takes place here every day. Explore current topics and find PhD projects and potential supervisors.
Centres for doctoral training
Innovative research training
Our Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) combine cohort-based training with research that addresses global challenges and advances our understanding of the world.
The application process
How to apply
Find out about the key steps in the application process and then use our online application form to apply for your postgraduate research.
Are you ready to do outstanding research?
Research with impact
We have a global reputation for pioneering research that makes a difference around the world.
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework puts Sheffield in the top 10 per cent of UK universities.
Whatever your goals, we can support you with award-winning specialist training, careers advice and mentoring.