Welcome to the University of Sheffield's Research Training Programme

The University of Sheffield was one of the first UK Higher Education Institutions to create a Research Training Programme (RTP) over 16 years ago.

This site provides everything you need to but should you have any further queries please contact the Research Services either in person or by e-mail (RTPenquiries@sheffield.ac.uk)

Research Training Programme

The Research Training Programme, fondly known as the RTP, is a programme is applicable to students who registered in the 2009/10 academic session. Students who registered from the 2010/11 academic session onwards are required to complete the new Doctoral Development Programme (DDP).

RTP is compulsory for full-time research students whose target degree is PhD, MD and DDSc and may be taken by any other category of research student if they wish.

Information is provided in the following sections – each having a Frequently Asked Questions section.