Postgraduate study opportunities

The University of Sheffield is one of the UK's top universities in terms of its teaching and research, as rated by The Times Good University Guide, the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, HEFCE Teaching Quality Assessments and the Virgin 2008 Alternative Guide to UK Universities. The Department of Human Metabolism is able to offer students state of the art laboratories, 24/7 access to library and computing facilities, excellent accommodation, world class sporting facilities and easy access to the stunning countryside of the Peak District National Park.

Three main types of graduate activities take place in the Department of Human Metabolism and the Medical School.

Taught courses

The Medical School at Sheffield offers a range of taught postgraduate courses, some of which will be of interest to clinicians, who wish to specialise in a given area of work, others will be of interest to postgraduates wishing to explore clinical sciences in greater depth, or start a career in medical research.

PhD research degrees

Graduates with, or who expect to receive either a first class, or upper second class degree, or who already have a Master's qualification in a suitable subject are eligible to apply on PhD programmes within the Medical School. These are degrees by research, and offer you the chance to make a unique contribution to your selected field of study.

MD research degrees

Graduates in Medicine who are interested in research may be eligible to apply for the research degree of MD.



Current opportunities in the Department of Human Metabolism

We are now offering an MSc in Reproductive and Developmental Medicine. For more information, please see here.

For details of the projects available for the Faculty and University studentships and for self-funded students please see our projects page.

How to apply

Complete an on-line application form. Please state 'Medicine' as the department you'd like to study in, and remember to include which project you're applying for.