On this page, you can find links to PhD opportunities in science at the University of Sheffield. These PhD opportunities are available through one of the University's science departments, and they can be found listed on the department websites listed below.
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. You can find out more about these centres on their websites, listed below.
Once you have a PhD project that you want to apply for, you can find out more information about funding and how to apply.
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We have opportunities across science for studentships commencing October 2022.
Each of the University of Sheffield's science departments has a range of PhD opportunities, often with funding attached. Follow the links below to view the projects available in each science department.
PhD opportunities in:
Subject not listed here?
You can visit our PhD projects directory to view the full range of PhD opportunities at the University of Sheffield.
Do you have your own idea for a PhD project?
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.
These pages 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.
Research areas in:
See also: Support from your PhD supervisor
Centres for Doctoral Training
The University of Sheffield is home to a number of Centres for Doctoral Training. 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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