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Study with world-class academics in the physical and life sciences. With a science PhD from Sheffield, you'll get the skills to tackle global health, environmental and technological challenges.
Faculty of Science Fee Scholarships
We are currently offering a number of fee scholarships to support excellent home, EU or overseas students wishing to study in life sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics or psychology.Learn more>
PhD student wins national women in science prize
Kirsty Smitten, a PhD student working on new antimicrobials, won the chemistry category of the Nova Prize.Full story>
Study with us
Dozens of PhD projects are available through our academic departments and Centres for Doctoral Training. Students work in specialist research groups with top scientists and get access to fantastic training opportunities, so they can build a great career.PhD opportunities> Your training>
Many of our PhD projects come fully funded. If your project comes without funding, we can help you find other ways to finance it and see which options are available to you. We are also happy to hear from you if you are funding your PhD yourself.Funding your PhD>
There are a few steps you need to take when you apply for your PhD. Find out what you need to know before you complete our postgraduate online application form.How to apply>
Find out how we support PhD applicants from all over the world and meet our students.