Postgraduate research study at Biomedical Science

PhD opportunities

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.


PhD projects for entry at the start of the 2018/19 academic year are now being advertised. Application deadline: 1 December 2017.

Before you start your PhD, you can complete a one-year masters degree to improve your scientific skills:

PhD with Integrated Studies

We also run a 20 week course on molecular, cellular and developmental biology techniques, to help you prepare for postgraduate study:

PG Cert in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology


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, 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:

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.