Postgraduate Study in Biomedical Science
We are part of a major international research university with an excellent record in training postgraduate students in the fields of Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Stem Cell Science and Regenerative Medicine. We offer a selection of PhD research degrees as well as three taught masters courses.
We are a large department with an excellent record for both research and teaching. We were ranked 3rd in the UK for Biological Sciences (Source: Times Higher Education). Most recently, Sheffield Life Sciences (APS, BMS and MBB) were ranked 37th in the world in the Times Higher Education Rankings 2011-12.
PhD Postgraduate Research Courses
We offer uniquely integrated studentship programmes that combine fundamental research with the opportunity to study animal models of human disease and human stem cell biology. The life-blood of the department is its research and many of our most important publications are based on work by our graduate research students.
A PhD is a true mark of distinction in academic endeavour. Our principal objective is to make sure that at the end of your study, you will leave here with a PhD of which you can be justifiably proud and which will enable you to become a successful entrant to the doctoral job market.
Latest PhD Project News
We have several PhD studentships available. View our current list of projects.
MSc Postgraduate Taught Course
We offer one-year postgraduate masters courses in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Basis of Human Disease or Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology. These rapidly expanding areas of biomedical research with their insights into disease mechanisms and exciting therapeutic potential offer excellent employment opportunities for graduates trained in these disciplines. See:
PhD in Biomedical Science with Integrated Studies
The PhD with integrated studies comprises a one year MSc followed by a three year PhD. Progression to PhD is contingent on passing the MSc component.
Students undertaking the PhD with integrated studies will first undertake one of our MSc courses as the masters component of the programme. Therefore any student wishing to enrol on the PhD with integrated studies must satisfy the entry requirements for the most relevant MSc to their area of research interest.
Projects for the PhD programme may be chosen from any of those currently available in the department, after consultation with the relevant member of staff. Alternatively, candidates may choose to consult with staff during their MSc to determine the projects pursued in the following year. The full scope of research in Biomedical Science can be found on or Research Themes page.
University of the Year
The University of Sheffield has been named UK University of the Year in the 2011 Times Higher Education Awards. We've won this prestigious award because we’re a world-class university in a unique city. We are a community true to our civic roots and our straightforward approach informs everything we do, both close to home and around the world.