Postgraduate study

Join a vibrant, supportive and friendly community of physicists engaged in a wide range of exciting, cutting-edge research.

In our dynamic and internationally renowned research environment we offer an active programme of postgraduate training including skills and professional development. We have strong ties to industry and our research spans a wide range of fields in fundamental, cross-disciplinary and applied physics.

The postgraduate environment here at York is the perfect place to let your natural curiosity loose. Here we are trained to not only think outside the box but completely reinvent it.”

Nicola Farthing, PhD student. Learn more about life at York from students and alumni.

Funding and scholarships

Research groups

Our renowned research groups play a leading role on both the national and international stages. Discover our exciting and diverse research: 

PhD projects

We're recruiting PhD students for a range of projects.

Explore and apply

Or if you have your own research project in mind, please find a supervisor and apply directly here.

Open Days and visits

Discover our research and facilities and meet our staff and students at an open day, online or on campus.

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Contact us

Professor Sarah Thompson
Graduate Admissions Tutor

Mandie Hudson
Postgraduate Admissions Administrator




Our awards recognise our outstanding teaching, research and committment to gender equality in science.

Institute of Physics - Juno Champion

Athena SWAN Silver Award