As a global research university, we’re committed to tackling big questions that affect the whole planet. We don’t see research as a hobby, and we know you don’t either. At Sheffield, you will join a supportive community of scholars who share your passion. You will work alongside them, with a strong sense of purpose, in an atmosphere of tolerance, inclusivity and respect. You will find your talent is nurtured here. You will find your ambitions are taken seriously. There will be moments when you don’t think you can do any better, go any further. And in those moments you will surprise yourself.

Our reputation for excellence attracts the best minds in the world. These exceptional people are drawn to Sheffield by the opportunity to work at the frontiers of knowledge on projects that really matter. Working together across disciplines, their research influences policy, boosts growth, enriches culture and changes lives. Our four Flagship Research Institutes are taking an interdisciplinary approach to the biggest issues facing the planet.

To find out more about postgraduate research opportunities at The University of Sheffield, and for more information on our wide range of funded opportunities, please visit

University of Sheffield will be attending the PostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair in December – apply to attend the Fair and find out more here.