PhD opportunities

The first Professor of Biochemistry in our department was Hans Krebs, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work in Sheffield leading to the formulation of the citric acid cycle. This tradition of research excellence has continued to the present day. We're number one in the UK for the impact and quality of our medical research in the Research Excellence Framework 2014, and we're in the top five for our biological science research.

On these webpages you can find out about current PhD opportunities in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, how to get in touch if you have your own idea for a project, and what funding opportunities are available to you.


On the page below, you can find details of PhD projects that are currently available in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.



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 contact our Graduate Secretary, Linda Harris.

Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 2750


Post: Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, The University of Sheffield, Firth Court, Sheffield, S10 2TN, United Kingdom

You can also visit us throughout the year:

Postgraduate open days, visit afternoons and online chats

International Students

We have a thriving international research community, with PhD students from more than 20 different countries, based in one of our world-class research groups.

Information for Prospective International PhD Students