Find a PhD

Search for PhD opportunities at Sheffield and be part of our world-leading research.


Find a project

Browse our PhD project directory.

PhD project directory

Find a supervisor

You can either browser supervisors by department or search for them by keyword. Most supervisors also have a personal webpage where you can find out more about them.

Search for a supervisor

Find a department or discipline

Find out who's doing the kind of research you're interested in – department web pages are a good place to start. Departments also advertise funded PhD projects.

PhD opportunities on department websites

Full department and faculty A–Z list

Find a funded training programme

Centres for Doctoral Training

We're building a community of doctoral researchers funded through our Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs), Doctoral Training Centres (DTCs), Industrial Doctoral Centres (IDCs) and Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs).

Each partnership and centre focuses on a specific area of research that addresses one of the global challenges of our time. Most are run jointly with other leading UK universities and developed in consultation with world-leading industrial and policy partners, so you benefit from a wide range of expertise and resources.

You can apply direct to a training centre or in some cases to the University.

Full of list of UKRI funded CDTs/DTPs 

Centres of excellence

The University's cross-faculty research centres harness our interdisciplinary expertise to solve the world's most pressing challenges.