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PhD students

Projects, topics & supervisors

PhD opportunities

World-leading research takes place here every day. Explore current topics, and find PhD projects and supervisors.

Find a PhD

An introduction to postgraduate research

Fees and funding

Find out the costs of doing a PhD and explore sources of funding, including scholarships.


Research excellence

Research with impact

We have a global reputation for pioneering research that makes a difference around the world.

Our impact: watch videos

The application process

How to apply

Find out about the key steps in the application process and then use our online application form to apply for your postgraduate research.

Applying essentials
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World-leading research

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework puts Sheffield in the top 10 per cent of UK universities.

Departments and faculties

Find out more about the research in each of our departments.

Centres for doctoral training

Innovative research training

Our Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) combine cohort-based training with research that addresses global challenges and advances our understanding of the world.

Find a training centre
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Research at Sheffield

Bringing great minds together

As a PhD student at Sheffield you are part of a community of outstanding, inspiring researchers.

The Doctoral Academy

Careers support

Your future

Whatever your goals, we can support you with award-winning specialist training, careers advice and mentoring.

Professional development
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