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.

Science Graduate School Showcase

PhD students from across biology, chemistry, physics, maths and psychology shared their research at the annual Science Graduate School Showcase.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Psychology students