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

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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

Aerospace Engineering

Animal and Plant Sciences

Archaeology

Architecture

Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Biblical Studies

Biomedical Science

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Chemistry

Civil and Structural Engineering

Computer Science

Dentistry

East Asian Studies

Economics

Education

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

English

French Studies

Geography

Germanic Studies

Health and Related Research

Health Sciences

Spanish and Latin American Studies

History

Human Communication Sciences (Health Sciences School)

Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease

Information School

Journalism Studies

Landscape Architecture

Languages and Cultures

Law (includes Criminology)

Management

Materials Science and Engineering

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanical Engineering

Medicine / Medical School

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Music

Neuroscience

Nursing and Midwifery (Health Sciences School)

Oncology & Metabolism

Ophthalmology and Orthoptics (Health Sciences School)

Philosophy

Physics and Astronomy

Politics

Psychology

Religion, Theology and the Bible

Russian and Slavonic Studies

Sheffield Methods Institute

Sociological Studies

Speech and Language

Urban Studies and Planning

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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.

Arts and humanities

Arts and Humanities, White Rose College of

Energy, environment and sustainability (including food, climate, carbon capture)

Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment DTP

Carbon Capture and Storage and Cleaner Fossil Energy, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in

Energy Storage and its Applications, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in

Generating Renewable Economic Energy from Nuclear, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in

Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures

Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment, EPSRC Aura Centre for Doctoral Training in

Next Generation Nuclear, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in

Photovoltaics Centre for Doctoral Training

Water: EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineering and Water Sector – STREAM

Engineering, science and industry

Advanced Metallic Systems, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in

Compound Semiconductor Manufacturing, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in

Control and Systems Engineering, Centre for Doctoral Training in

MRC Discovery Medicine North (DiMeN) Doctoral Training Partnership

Integrated Tribology, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in

Public Health, Economics and Decision Science, Wellcome Trust DTC

Machining Science, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in

Speech and Language Technologies and their applications, UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in

Molecular and cellular biosciences

Mechanistic Biology and its strategic application, White Rose DTP in

Social sciences (including data analytics, public health)

Data Analytics and Society CDT (ESRC funded)

Public Health, Economics and Decision Science, Wellcome Trust DTC

White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership

Medicine, dentistry and health

Advanced Biomedical Materials, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in

MRC Discovery Medicine North (DiMeN) Doctoral Training Partnership

Public Health, Economics and Decision Science, Wellcome Trust DTC

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