We provide a vibrant and friendly environment for postgraduate study, offering you the change to carry out research at the cutting edge of physics and astronomy. We have highly active research groups in a wide range of areas, from fundamental to applied physics, and have an international reputation for the quality of our research (UK top ten for research output, Research Excellence Framework 2014).
On the page below, you can find details of PhD projects that are currently available in Physics and Astronomy.
There are a number of different ways to fund your PhD. See what options are available to you:
When you have found a project you want to apply for, you can apply using the University of Sheffield's online application form.
If you would like any more information or have any questions, please contact us.
Telephone: +44 (0)114 222 3789
Post: Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Sheffield, Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield, S3 7RH, United Kingdom
You can also visit us throughout the year:
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.