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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International Strategic Alliance Scholarships - Imagine: Imaging Life - closing date 8th August 2014.
Interdisciplinary PhD Studentship Networks - these interdisciplinary network scholarships provide an exciting opportunity for individuals to experience research training from several departments and become part of teams that will open up new fields of research and develop long term interdisciplinary collaboration. Each PhD student will have two supervisors from two different disciplines and will be expected to contribute to community activities and the growth of the network.
NERC DTP Studentships - Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment (ACCE) - multidisciplinary research, bringing together biologists, mathematicians, engineers, geoscientists, analytical chemists, archaeologists and policy experts. Projects available for 2014-15.
Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Department of Archaeology
Department of Biblical Studies
School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics
Department of History
Three projects attached to the AHRC funded Digital Transformations project, ‘The Digital Panopticon: The Global Impact of London Punishments, 1780-1925’, a collaborative project between the Universities of Liverpool, Sheffield, Oxford, Sussex, and Tasmania:
Closing date 28 July 2014.
The Printed Image 1750-1850: towards a Digital History of Printed Book Illustration - British Library Scholarship - closing date 11 July 2014.
School of Languages & Cultures
Department of Music
Two PhD studentships attached to the three-year project ‘Music in the Art of Renaissance Italy, ca.1420-1540’, funded by The Leverhulme Trust and led by Dr Tim Shephard:
Closing date 11 August 2014.
Department of Philosophy
Faculty of Engineering
Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering
Department of Civil & Structural Engineering
Department of Computer Science
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Industrially sponsored PhD Studentship in Theory/Simulation with National Nuclear Laboratory - available immediately
Industrial CASE Studentship with Johnson Matthey - Glass coatings for Automobile Application
EPSRC Studentship - available immediately - 'Simulating the nucleation and growth of biominerals'
Industrial CASE Studentship with Sarantel Ltd - available immediately - 'High permittivity ceramics for dielectrically loaded antennas'
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Abrasive Tipping of Aero-Engine Compressor Blades - funded PhD in collaboration with Rolls-Royce - supervisor: Dr Matt Marshall.
Study of deformation and failure mechanisms of spot welds in Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) for automotive applications - EPSRC Industrial CASE Award - With Tata Steel- Supervisors: Dr H Ghadbeigi & Dr C Pinna
Mechanistic Biology - Supervisor: Dr Jason King - Department of Biomedical Science with Dr Cecile Perrault - Department of Mechanical Engineering
Modelling paediatric bones - Main supervisor: Dr Xinshan Li, Co-supervisor: Professor Marco Viceconti
High Speed 3D Studies of the Biomechanics of Skin Friction - funded studentship supervised by Dr Roger Lewis, Dr Steve Matcher, Dr Matt Carré.
Natural Composites - investigating the potential for locally bio-sourced materials for integration into high tech composites with an aim towards a sustainable and mechanically comparable replacement for synthetic chopped strand matt - Dr Chris Holland, Prof. Patrick Fairclough
Understanding stress transfer in Manufactured Composite systems - Prof. Nigel Clarke, Prof. Patrick Fairclough
Industrial Doctorate Centre (IDC) in Machining Science
Currently available four-year EngD Studentships.
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health
Department of Cardiovascular Science
Department of Human Communication Sciences
Department of Human Metabolism
Department of Infection & Immunity
Department of Neuroscience
Department of Oncology
School of Clinical Dentistry
School of Health & Related Research
School of Nursing & Midwifery
Faculty of Science
Department of Animal & Plant Sciences
Department of Biomedical Science
Department of Chemistry
NMR screening of small molecule inhibitors targeting endonuclease activity of an ER stress sensor Ire1 - 4-year fully funded PhD scholarship at the University of Sheffield and University of Leeds, supervised by Professor Beining Chen and Dr Anastasia Zhuravleva.
Department of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Department of Psychology
School of Mathematics & Statistics
Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of Architecture
School of East Asian Studies
Department of Economics
School of Education
Department of Geography
Department of Journalism Studies
School of Law
Department of Landscape
Building Economies And Resilient Societies (BEARS) PhD Studentship - closing date 11 September 2014.