How to Apply

To apply for a PhD/MPhil you need to meet the entry requirements listed below and in your application you will need to provide a research proposal, please take a look at the PhD Research Proposal Guide before you apply.

Postgraduate research applications are submitted through the University's online system.

Please see the postgraduate research pages for further information and guidance on applying.

Entry requirements

Good honours degree, masters degree or equivalent. Evidence of ability to study at the required level.

Ability to use the English language must meet the minimum level of IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in each component).

Fees and Funding

For information about the fees for postgraduate research study and details of financial support and scholarships please use the links below:

Postgraduate Research Tuition Fees

Postgraduate Scholarships - help with your costs

International student support

The University of Sheffield has over 6,000 students from over 100 countries and is committed to offering world class education and support for those coming from outside of the UK. The School of Nursing and Midwifery prides itself on providing a supportive and stimulating environment in which to study and draws upon the experience of a broad range of experts in health and social care.

For information and guidance on making an application to the University of Sheffield as an international student go to

Visiting student scheme

For information on the visiting student scheme please download the brochure