We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 cohort 

Are you an excellent undergraduate Scientist or Engineer, who have obtained, or expect to obtain, a first or upper second class honours degree? Join the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Polymers, Soft Matter and Colloids at the University of Sheffield in October 2017. 

Applicant Requirements

  • A 1st or 2:1 degree in chemistry, physics, engineering, materials science or other relevant discipline.
  • UK Home tuition fee status.
  • Genuine enthusiasm for both fundamental and applied research.
  • An enquiring mind and excellent scientific understanding.
  • An interest in real-world problems.

Equality and diversity

As a student at The University of Sheffield, you will be studying within an organisation that takes great pride in its dedication to equality and feels strongly that all students and members of staff should be treated with respect. We believe that the diversity of our students and employees is something that should be celebrated.

Our University is committed to its equal opportunities recruitment policies. Our dedication to this cause has continued to be recognised over the years, as demonstrated by various awards. These include a top-100 Stonewall award for workplace equality and Athena Swan awards for good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology in higher education and research. The University is also a Two Ticks Disability employer, recognised by Jobcentre Plus for our commitment to employing, retaining, training and to the career development of disabled staff.

If you would like to be considered for an interview, please send a CV and covering letter to the general enquiries email address below. 

Contact Information

General Enquiries

Dr Joe Gaunt
0114 222-9440

Prof Steve Armes FRS