Making an Application
To apply for a PhD place in the Department, you need to:
- complete an online application form
- compose a detailed research proposal
- provide two academic references and other supporting information
|Application Forms and Documentation||
All applications must be submitted on the official University application form, which can be completed online.
Your application will be dealt with promptly as soon as it arrives in the Department. In order to assess your application, we will also require the following documentation:
Applicants should provide a 1500 word outline research proposal, setting out:
For further information on writing a research proposal, click here.
|Deadlines and Starting Date||
We accept applications at any time of year, though note that most of the studentships have application deadlines in late January.
If successful in your application you will usually be expected to start your studies in mid-September. This is so that you can take advantage of the induction sessions in September and the taught research training modules which start in the last week of September.
International applicants should take account of the time needed to obtain the necessary documentation, permissions, visas, and so on, which can take several months.
More information on how to apply for a research degree, and about postgraduate study at the University of Sheffield, can be found at: