Image of PhD students in Social Space

Applying for a PhD: Selection process and offer

Your application form, research proposal, CV, transcripts and the referees' reports are considered by an admissions group, consisting of your potential supervisors and by the Postgraduate Admissions Tutor.

As part of this review process your potential supervisor/s may invite you for interview either in person or by Skype. This is an opportunity for you to discuss your ideas and interests, and for both you and us to ask questions.

We hope that after an interview we may be able to offer you a place as a research student. Offers to final year undergraduates will be conditional on achieving at least a Class 2.1 (or equivalent) in the final examinations. Applicants completing Master's degrees will normally receive an offer conditional upon submission of their Master's thesis/dissertation before taking up their place at Sheffield and a provisional award of at least a merit (or equivalent).

For international applicants the offer of a place may be conditional on meeting an English Language requirement.

The formal written offer is provided by a letter from the Central Admissions Team at the University of Sheffield.

Please note:

Remember an offer of a place is not an offer of funding to support your research. You will still need to secure your funding.