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.



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 would like any more information or have any questions, please contact our Office Team Leader, Jennie Stevens.

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.