PhD opportunities

We provide a rich intellectual environment and excellent research facilities for our research students. As a PhD student you will become a member of our research community.


Our academic and research staff are world leaders in the study of robotics, signal processing and intelligent systems. ACSE is ranked 1st in the UK for research output. (REF 2014). 

Find a supervisor

You can search our directory and find out more about our research supervisors and their research interests. 

Find a supervisor

Research Funding and Scholarships

Details of scholarships for students starting in September 2022 with the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering will be advertised on this page. 

University funding opportunities

The University of Sheffield invests heavily in the development of our postgraduate community. There are many other University funded schemes available.

Find find help and advice for UK, EU or international applicants on our PhD scholarships webpage.

Many charities, foundations and trusts provide funding for postgraduate study, from small grants to full scholarships.

See our external funding page for a list of funding bodies and search sites which may help you to find other scholarships.

Explore our PhD project directory

Scroll down to view a list of available projects, or you can conduct your own new search.

A world top-100 university

We're a world top-100 university renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of our research-led learning and teaching.