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Scholarships for PhD students in science

We have five fully funded PhD scholarships available to students from the UK and international students.

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Bacterial in-fighting provides new treatment

New research led by Dr Robert Fagan has discovered how C. difficile bacteria, a common cause of hospital infections, kill one another using specific molecular weapons and have managed to adapt them to create a potent antimicrobial treatment.

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Telescope for detecting optical signals from gravitational waves launched

Scientists at the University of Sheffield are part of an international research team which has built a state-of-the-art telescope for detecting optical signatures of gravitational waves.

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Our departments are amongst the best in the UK, conducting world-leading research. We attract an annual research income exceeding £27m.

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