We require a minimum 2:1 in an MPhys degree for eligibility for the physics PhD programme. Applicants with a BSc, who meet the minimum requirement of a 2:1, are recommended to also have a MSc qualification in physics in order to obtain the necessary research experience for a PhD.
A Masters in a closely related field, or relevant industry experience may also be considered in an application for the physics PhD programme. We will assess all applications to the physics PhD programme on an individual, case by case basis.
For an MSc by Research and a taught MSc in Fusion Energy, the minimum is a 2(ii) honours degree, or equivalent, in Physics or a related subject.
Applications are assessed on an individual basis but some study in Physics at degree level is essential. To make an enquiry as to your suitability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details.
The Department of Physics' minimum English language requirements for applicants whose native language is not English is aligned with the University's minimum English language standards.
For more information, please see the University's pages on English language requirements:
Applications may be submitted at any time during the year. If you are hoping for a Research Council funded place, however, you are encouraged to apply in January/February of the year in which you wish to gain admission. Overseas candidates should apply as early as possible before the start of the academic year in which they wish to gain admission. You should also be aware of any deadlines for funding for which you are applying and make sure you also apply for a place to study at York at the appropriate time.