Future PhD Students
Want to be part of one of the best engineering faculties in the UK? Take a look at our people, research and facilities and view valuable advice about submitting your application.
The University of Sheffield is a world top 100 university. We are:
- Ranked 80th in the 2015 QS World University Rankings;
- Ranked 98th for Engineering and Technology Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16;
- Ranked in the top 10 per cent of all UK universities according to the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
Over 100 Fully-Funded Engineering PhDs at The University of Sheffield for 2018 Entry
We have more than 100 fully-funded PhDs and EngDs on offer in the Faculty of Engineering for 2018. Scholarships are available for research across seven engineering departments, and in interdisciplinary topics including Energy, Water, Urban Infrastructure, Manufacturing and Bioengineering. We offer both conventional three-year PhD programmes and four-year Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs), and scholarships are available for Home, EU and International students.
The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sheffield is committed to promoting equality and diversity among its PGR students and the staff who are involved with their supervision. Our processes, operations and general academic life will be inclusive and supportive to all, regardless of race, impairments, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, socio-economic background or culture. We strive to recruit excellent students and supervisors from a diversity of backgrounds, and to offer support and training opportunities that raise awareness on E&D issues and perpetuate an environment of fairness, equality, diversity and respect, where people can thrive and truly extend their abilities as researchers. We aim to promote postgraduate research and training in Engineering that is accessible, and that actively encourages initiatives to widen participation in PGR study, highlighting the value and respect of all individuals, stressing responsibilities as well as rights.
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