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.


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

PhD with Integrated Studies


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

Our research is focused on understanding mechanisms underpinning the development and functioning of cells, organs and whole organisms in both health and disease.