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PhD projects

We offer a wide range of PhD projects to students from the UK and overseas. We have funded opportunities, many in collaboration with industry, as well as projects for self-funding students and those with scholarships from their home country.  
We welcome applications at any time from those who are able to fund their own studies. Please see the list below of the five research areas
Our supervisor list provides details of the research interests of all academic staff. We would encourage you to explore these research areas in detail to identify how their work and expertise fits your own research interests. Our academic staff and the admission team would be happy to answer your questions regarding possible research projects.

The Department of Physics holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award and is committed to supporting equality and diversity for all staff and students.

We have many exciting PhD projects on offer within our five research areas. A selection are given here, new opportunities come up all the time so please do get in touch:

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Dr Stefanos Paschalis
Graduate Admissions Tutor

Dr Kate Bate
Postgraduate Admissions Administrator

Can't find your perfect project?

We're always happy to hear proposals for new research projects. If you have something in mind, just identify a potential supervisor and get in touch:

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