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 three ways you can undertake postgraduate/doctoral research in the Department:

  • Researching your own idea with an academic supervisor
  • Within our Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)
  • 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

    Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)

    The UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Speech and Language Technologies and their Applications is a world-leading hub for training scientists and engineers in speech and language technologies (SLT) – two core areas within artificial intelligence (AI) which are experiencing unprecedented growth and will continue to do so over the next decade.

    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.