We are active across a wide range of research areas. In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, we were ranked among the UK's top ten physics departments for our research output.

Independent Research Fellowships

Our programme for Independent Research Fellows is designed to establish you as a research leader in an ambitious, vibrant and supportive environment.

Long-term Fellows in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sheffield get the offer of an academic position after their Fellowship and a PhD student to kick-start their research portfolio.

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PhD opportunities

Candidates for PhD research in any of the areas on this page are invited. Please see each group's website for more details on the PhD research on offer.

General information on how to apply for PhD research can be found on the postgraduate admissions page:

Postgraduate admissions