PhD opportunities

Be part of our world-class research team.

PhD student at the research poster session

The Department of Computer Science has an international reputation for the quality of our research. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 99 per cent of our research is rated in the highest two categories,  meaning it is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent. We are rated as 8th nationally for the quality of our research environment, showing that the Department of Computer Science is a vibrant and progressive place to undertake research.

There are two ways you can undertake postgraduate/doctoral research in the Department:

  • Researching your own idea with an academic supervisor
  • As part of an existing research project

Researching your own idea with an academic supervisor

If you are interested in a specific research area and have a project in mind please apply online. You can use the find a supervisor tool to help you discover more about our academic staff. You can also learn more about the research we do on our research group web pages

Fully funded PhD positions in Combinatorics, Random Graphs, Logic, Complexity, and Semantics:

Up to four fully funded research positions with the opportunity of undertaking a PhD are available within our rapidly-growing Foundation of Computation (FOX) research group. These posts provide excellent opportunities for graduate students (UK and overseas) to obtain a PhD in any active research area of the group.

Closing date: 17th September. Further information is available here.

PhD opportunities which are part of an existing research project.

Scroll down to view a further list of available projects, or you can conduct your own new search.

Find a PhD

Search for PhD opportunities at Sheffield and be part of our world-leading research.