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PhD opportunities

In the last Research Excellence Framework, 89% of our research was ranked as world-leading or internationally excellent. Our PhD programme is your chance to join the next generation of world-class researchers in mathematics and statistics.


On the page below, you can find details of PhD projects that are currently available in Mathematics and Statistics.


You can also learn about the kind of PhD projects we supervise by browsing our list of PhD alumni:

Past PhD students in Mathematics and Statistics


There are a number of different ways to fund your PhD. See what options are available to you:

Funding your PhD


When you have found a project you want to apply for, you can apply using the University of Sheffield's online application form.

Postgraduate online application form

How to apply: applying essentials


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

Director of Postgraduate Research

Professor Elizabeth Winstanley
T: +44 (0)114 222 3796

PhD Admissions Advisers

Dr Kirill Mackenzie
T: +44 (0)114 222 3745

Dr Timothy Heaton
T: +44 (0)114 222 3830

Post: School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Sheffield, Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield, S3 7RH, United Kingdom

You can also visit us throughout the year:

Postgraduate open days, visit afternoons and online chats

About our research

If you have your own idea for a PhD project, you can find a potential supervisor by visiting our research webpages. Contact a member of academic staff to find out about PhD opportunities in their area.