PhD Projects Directory

Many funded PhD projects are available throughout the year. Projects are listed below by Faculty, then by Department. There may be other projects available and you should always check with the department for other opportunities.

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Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Scholarship Projects


Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Department of Archaeology

Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies

School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

Department of History

School of Languages & Cultures

Department of Music

Department of Philosophy


Faculty of Engineering

Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering

Applications are invited for an Industrial CASE PhD Studentship on Gas Turbine Advanced Control and Monitoring in collaboration with Rolls-Royce plc.  Deadline 31st July 2015. For more information visit:
www.sheffield.ac.uk/acse/news/case-phd-studentship-1.463179

Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship on ‘Equipment health monitoring systems for highly specialised and remote systems’ with Rolls-Royce plc. Deadline 31st July 2015. For more information visit:
www.sheffield.ac.uk/acse/news/phd-studentship-1.463178

Applications are invited for GPU-Accelerated Computational Modelling and Simulation of Large-scale Biologically Realistic Models of the Fruit Fly Brain. Deadline 31st July 2015. For more information visit: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/acse/news/phd-studentship-1.473285

Applications are invited for a BBSRC Industrial CASE PhD Studentship 'Autonomous Quality Control in Food Manufacturing' with Nestle Global. Deadline 15th August 2015. For more information visit:
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/acse/news/phdstudentship-1.479282

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

Department of Computer Science

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering

One PhD opportunity with the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training for New and Sustainable Photovoltaics. The project Characterising the nanoscale morphology of organic metal halide photovoltaic materials includes the Departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics and Astronomy.

Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Department of Materials Science & Engineering

One PhD opportunity with the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training for New and Sustainable Photovoltaics. The project Characterising the nanoscale morphology of organic metal halide photovoltaic materials includes the Departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics and Astronomy.

Industrial CASE Studentship with the Nuclear Decommisioning Authority - to start before 1/10/2015 - Radion Uclide Interactions

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Industrial Doctorate Centre (IDC) in Machining Science


Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health

Department of Human Communications Sciences

School of Health and Related Research 

Funded PhD studentship opportunity with the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH). More information can be found here. Closing date is 16 August 2015.

The Audrey Ward PhD Studentship in Health Services Research within ScHARR will pay the Home fees for one PhD Project. Click here for more information. Closing date is 7 August 2015.

Please see the Faculty Graduate School pages for information on other available projects in Medicine, Dentistry & Health.


Faculty of Science

Department of Animal & Plant Sciences

Department of Biomedical Science

Department of Chemistry

Department of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

Department of Physics & Astronomy

Two PhD opportunities with the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training for New and Sustainable Photovoltaics

Department of Psychology

School of Mathematics & Statistics


Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Architecture

School of East Asian Studies

Department of Economics

Applications are invited for a Project Studentship within the newly establish Centre for Vocational Education Research.  Closing date 7th August 2015.

School of Education

Department of Geography

Information School

Department of Journalism Studies

An ESRC White Rose DTC is available in the Department of Journalism Studies: The design and structure of Journalism Safety Trends (JSTs) data sets as indicators of the threats to the practice of free journalism in hostile environments

School of Law

Department of Landscape

Management School

Department of Sociological Studies

Department of Town & Regional Planning


Interdisciplinary Scholarship Projects

Neuroimaging and Cardiovascular Disease