Your community

As a PhD student at Sheffield you're welcomed into a diverse, supportive community of researchers from all over the world.

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Bringing great minds together

Our brilliant PhD students make Sheffield what it is – a research powerhouse, a multidisciplinary community, a place where ideas matter. In return, we give you an all-round experience that enhances your earning potential and inspires you to think big.

You will meet like-minded people who are passionate for research across the entire University. 

You’ll gain free, personalised skills training, expert careers advice and become part of an inspiring, collaborative group of researchers from across the disciplines.

Our expertise

99% of Sheffield staff who took part in the last Research Excellence Framework were involved in internationally recognised, internationally excellent or world-leading research.

We use our research power to tackle big problems: global issues such as climate change and sustainable development; national concerns such as how to make our society fairer for everyone.

Your talent

Our global reputation is down to staff and students working together towards a common goal. If you're ready to do research that matters, we want to hear from you.

Training and development

Postgraduate research is a life changing experience: intellectually, professionally and personally. You’ll be supervised by experts and work with researchers who have an international reputation for excellence.

We'll take your individual needs into account to give you the best possible experience. We promise you a structured programme of professional development and quality contact time with your supervisor.

You can also get free English language support from the English Language Training Centre as part of the programme.