Information for International Students - Excellence in Research and Teaching
The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has a worldwide reputation for its broad range of innovative research. There are four research groups in the department and consist of some of the most well-known, respected and influential researchers and have produced many innovative ideas and patents:
- Energy and Environmental Engineering Group
- Biological and Environmental Systems Group
- Particle Products Group
- Process Fluidics Group
The department occupies a modern building with four lecture theatres, numerous well-equipped laboratories for postgraduate work and extensive computer facilities. In the summer of 2010 the Hadfield building underwent extensive refurbishment. We are now proud to boast the use of a spacious, double height atrium, the "Ideas Space", new purpose built research and teaching laboraties, a new seminar room and refurbished offices.
We encourage a friendly and informal atmosphere in the Department. The Ideas space serves as a central focus point for both staff and students, with facilities being provided to enable group working, quiet areas for individual working and comfortable sofas and seating for those who just want to take a few moments to relax.
The Department is part of the Faculty of Engineering - one of the largest in the country. In governmental reviews of the quality of UK University departments we achieved an excellent rating for the quality of our teaching. We are justifiably proud of our research facilities which include up-to-date laboratories, extensive computing facilities and a very modern, purpose-built applied science library.
The University of Sheffield
"Sheffield is a top university across the board. Whichever one of our statistical boxes you care to consult – where Sheffield graduates end up, academic excellence, what it´s really like – they excel."
(Virgin 2005 Alternative Guide to British Universities)
Ranked 8th best university in the UK, 18th in Europe and 65th in the world
(Shanghai Jiao Tong World University Ranking 2005)
Ranked 3rd among UK universities for subjects with `Excellent´ teaching quality
(UK Higher Education Quality Assurance Agency)
Lowest student cost of living in England among 24 university towns and cities
(The Royal Bank of Scotland report 2004 and 2005)
How to apply as an International Applicant.
Applications by international students are welcomed at any time, and although most PhD and MPhil students commence their studies at the start of the academic year (October), students may arrive and register at any other time of year. Prospective students should:
1. Identify the research area and supervisor and/or specific project that you are interested in, and what possible sources of funding may be open to you. See the research themese within the department here.
2. Application forms (online and also as downloads) are available here.
3. Fill out the form as fully as possible and send it to the Graduate Research Office as directed on the form.
Academic staff in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering are happy to correspond by email with students about potential research projects at any stage of the application process.
Applications will be acknowledged and applicants will be notified of a decision as soon as possible. Interviews are not normally held for international applicants.