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

A chance for PhD and masters students to share their research. Register now for the 2019 event.

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PhD opportunities in Science at Sheffield

The Science Graduate School is your route to a PhD in science from the University of Sheffield. We'll help you find the postgraduate research project that's right for you.

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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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