Students come from all over the world to study for their PhD in one of our world-class research groups. Find out about current PhD opportunities, how to get in touch if you have your own idea for a project, and what funding opportunities are available to you.
98% of research and impact from the School of Biosciences is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.
Research Excellence Framework, 2021
Some of the projects below come with specific funding (for example, from a research council or Centre for Doctoral Training) to cover your tuition fees and living expenses.
You can also apply for three months additional funding for sustainability themed PhD projects through the Grantham Centre.
If you have your own idea for a project, you can find a potential supervisor by visiting our research pages. Contact a member of academic staff to find out about PhD opportunities in their area.
A summary of the opportunities in the School of Biosciences can be found below. Please click through for further information and deadlines.
- The Faculty of Science Research Prize Scholarship
- Sheffield–China Scholarships Council PhD Scholarship Programme
Research Council (UKRI) scholarships
BBSRC (Biotechnology & Biological Research Council):
NERC (Natural Environment Research Council):
MRC (Medical Research Council):
Supervisors may have funding for specific projects through the year. Please view the PhD projects directory for opportunities.
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