PhD projects and entry requirements

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.


Entry requirements 

Applicants are required to hold a bachelors degree in a relevant discipline with a First Class classification or a masters with at least a Merit degree classification (or equivalent based on University conversion guidelines).

English Qualifications: Applicants that do not hold a bachelors or masters degree from an English speaking country obtained within the previous five years prior to the application, need an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component (or equivalent based on University conversion guidelines) completed no more than two years before the start date of your Sheffield course.

Find a supervisor

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

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Explore our PhD project directory

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

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.