Postgraduate Research Degree Programmes

Post Graduate ResearchWe offer:

Different modes of study are also available:

We recommend that, once you have explored the academic staff and research group profiles and have identified your area of interest, you email You can submit an application here.

Please note: that due to the high volume of requests individual staff members are unable to respond to enquiries.

A list of potential PhD topics can be found here

Entry Requirements

We generally require a good undergraduate Honours degree (UK 2:1 or better) or MSc (merit or distinction) in a relevant science or engineering subject, evidence of potential to carry out a research study successfully, and an approved English Language Qualification (IELTS ≥ 7.0, TOEFL iBT ≥ 95 or Pearson PTE ≥ 67).

We'll also consider your application if you have appropriate professional qualifications and experience.

More information about Entry Requirements and preparing a research proposal.

Funding opportunities

To find out more about studying for a postgraduate degree in engineering please visit our virtual Engineering Graduate School (EGS). The EGS provides support for both current and prospective students from applications and funding to developing your career.

Advice regarding scholarships for UK, EU and International students.

Why study here?

There are many good reasons to study at Sheffield and within the department of Civil and Structural Engineering.  Testimony from current and ex-students.

Postgraduate Open Days

Come and visit us on one of our University Postgraduate Open Days or Visit Afternoons.

You can register here for our 2016/2017 dates.