PhD opportunities

Our PhD programme is your chance to join the next generation of world-class researchers in mathematics and statistics.


Some of the projects available in our department are listed below.

Our Research pages list the research interests and contact details of our academic staff: you can use these to get in touch and discuss PhD opportunities and other potential projects in their field.

You can also view past PhD projects to find out more about the kind of topics you can study in Sheffield.

Projects may come with specific funding (for example, from a research council or Centre for Doctoral Training) to cover your tuition fees and living expenses. If a project does not come with specific funding, you may be able to apply for a scholarship.

Once you have found a project you want to apply for, find out how to apply.

Entry requirements

We usually ask for either a first class or upper second class (2:1) MMath or MSc degree or equivalent in mathematics, statistics, physics or a related subject. We offer a number of MSc courses in mathematics and statistics, if you do not already have a masters degree.

Our decision on whether to offer you a place will also be based on the research proposal or personal statement you submit, your degree transcripts (and certificates, if available), your masters dissertation/project (if applicable), your CV and academic references (including your masters dissertation/project supervisor, if applicable), and any interviews and additional tasks we ask you to complete.

All documents need to be provided in English, including transcripts and references.

Students will also need to meet our English language requirements, and international students will need to get clearance through the Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS). You can find out more on our webpages for international students.


If you would like any more information or have any questions, please email

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