In the last Research Excellence Framework, we were UK number one for medical research excellence and in the top five for biological research excellence. Students come from all over the world to complete their PhD in one of our world-class research centres. We offer three and four year PhD projects in:
- Development and Disease
- Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
- Sensory Neuroscience
- Cell Biology and Cancer
Many of our key publications are based on our PhD students' research. On these pages you can find out about current PhD opportunities in Biomedical Science, 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 Biomedical Science.
A list of available research projects can be found at the link above. Scholarship holders and self-funded students are particularly welcome. All departmental scholarships have been awarded for 2017, but some fully funded projects remain
Before you start your PhD, you can complete a one-year masters degree to improve your scientific skills:
We also run a 20 week course on molecular, cellular and developmental biology techniques, to help you prepare for postgraduate study:
There are a number of different ways to fund your PhD. See what options are available to you:
When you have found a project you want to apply for, please use the University of Sheffield's online application form.
If you would like any more information or have any questions, please contact our postgraduate admissions team.
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 2319
Post: Department of Biomedical Science, The University of Sheffield, Firth Court, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, United Kingdom
You can also visit us throughout the year:
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.