PhD opportunities in science are available through one of the University of Sheffield's science departments.
Some of the projects listed on departments' websites may be part of a bigger programme of PhD opportunities, designed by one of the University's interdisciplinary Centres for Doctoral Training.
These centres may have specific details about training, funding and entry requirements for their projects.
Each of the University of Sheffield's science departments has a range of PhD opportunities, often with funding attached.
View the projects available in each science department:
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Visit our PhD projects directory to view the full range of PhD opportunities at the University.
If you have your own idea for a PhD project, you can find a potential supervisor by visiting the research section of any science department's website.
The following links explain the research areas that each department covers, and the research interests of academic staff who may be able to supervise your PhD project.
Contact a member of academic staff to find out about PhD opportunities in their area.
See also: Support from your PhD supervisor
The University of Sheffield is home to a number of Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs). These interdisciplinary centres have their own programmes of funded PhD projects, which are normally completed over four years instead of the usual three.
Details of PhD opportunities available through CDTs are given on each centre's website.
- Adapting to the Challenges of a Changing Environment
- EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Polymers, Soft Matter and Colloids
- Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures
- MRC Discover Medicine North (DiMeN) Doctoral Training Partnership
- White Rose Mechanistic Biology Doctoral Training Partnership
- More Centres for Doctoral Training at the University of Sheffield
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