Who we're looking for
We welcome applications from graduates who have, or expect to obtain, a good degree (first class or upper second) in a relevant discipline, such as physical, earth or environmental sciences, or an appropriate branch of engineering. If in doubt, please ask us.
To be eligible to get a stipend from a Doctoral Training Grant, students must demonstrate a relevant connection with the UK, usually established by being ordinarily resident for a period of three years immediately before the date of application for an award.
Ordinarily resident means not wholly or mainly resident for the purpose of full-time education. A relevant connection may be established for a student who is an EU national if the student has been in full-time education in the UK throughout the three years preceding the start date of their PhD or masters course.
If you have a relevant connection to an EU country other than the UK, you are not eligible for a stipend but the University can pay your fees from a Doctoral Training Grant.
The Universities of Manchester and Sheffield are committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly regardless of gender, disability, ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, age or nationality.
The Universities of Sheffield and Manchester have been awarded the Athena Swan Bronze. The award recognises excellence in HE employment in the STEM subjects, Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine and specifically promotes gender equality.
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