Finding the right PhD topic/supervisor

The first step is to find the right topic and the right supervisor for your research. Once you think you have identified the right person, we encourage you to contact them directly by e-mail before you make a formal application.

Magnifying GlassFinding a supervisor or research group

Using the departmental web pages you can find academic staff and research groups in our departments and interdisciplinary programme areas. We've provided a handy overview and link to each department here: department overview.

Alternatively, you can use the University of Sheffield supervisor finder.

Centres for Doctoral Training

Our EPSRC Centres for Doctoral Training and Industrial Doctoral Centres offer four-year, cohort-based training and research opportunities, focused on major engineering challenges. These programmes generally offer full funding (fees and stipend) for Home/EU students. Applications from fee-paying students (Home/EU and overseas) will also be considered. We've provided an overview and links to our CDTs: CDT overview.