PhD student in Animal and Plant Sciences

Your PhD research

In the last Research Excellence Framework, we were in the UK top five for research excellence. Students come from all over the world to study for their PhD in one of our world-class research groups. On these webpages you can find out about current PhD opportunities in Animal and Plant Sciences, how to get in touch if you have your own idea for a project, and what funding opportunities are available to you.


On the page below, you can find details of PhD projects that are currently available in Animal and Plant Sciences.


If you are from outside the UK or the European Union and you are interested in a PhD in Animal and Plant Sciences, please fill in our postgraduate enquiry form for international students.

Postgraduate enquiry form


There are a number of different ways to fund your PhD. See what options are available to you:

Funding your PhD


When you have found a project you want to apply for, you can apply using the University of Sheffield's online application form.

Postgraduate online application form

How to apply: applying essentials

If you are applying from outside the UK or the European Union, please fill in our postgraduate enquiry form for international students before you submit your application.

Postgraduate enquiry form


If you would like any more information or have any questions, please contact our Administration Manager, Sue Carter.

Telephone: +44(0) 114 222 4376


Post: Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, The University of Sheffield, Alfred Denny Building, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, United Kingdom

You can also visit us throughout the year:

Postgraduate open days, visit afternoons and online chats

About our research

We are one of the world's leading departments for whole-organism biology, with the UK's highest concentration of animal and plant science researchers. Find out about our three research groupings and read case studies to learn about the impact our research is making.