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

Use our tool to contact a supervisor or familiarise yourself with their work.

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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

Aerospace Engineering

Animal and Plant Sciences



Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

Biblical Studies

Biomedical Science

Chemical and Biological Engineering


Civil and Structural Engineering

Computer Science


East Asian Studies



Electronic and Electrical Engineering


French Studies


Germanic Studies

Health and Related Research

Health Sciences

Spanish and Latin American Studies


Human Communication Sciences (Health Sciences School)

Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease

Information School

Journalism Studies

Landscape Architecture

Languages and Cultures

Law (includes Criminology)


Materials Science and Engineering

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanical Engineering

Medicine / Medical School

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology



Nursing and Midwifery (Health Sciences School)

Oncology & Metabolism

Ophthalmology and Orthoptics (Health Sciences School)


Physics and Astronomy



Religion, Theology and the Bible

Russian and Slavonic Studies

Sheffield Methods Institute

Sociological Studies

Speech and Language

Urban Studies and Planning

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 

Flagship institutes

The University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.