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PhD/Mphil in Physics

Standard Duration: 3-4 years full time, up to 7 years part time.

Entry requirements: 2:i undergraduate degree in Physics or a related subject

English Language: IELTS 6.5, Band A

This degree emphasises research training and original research. There is also a component of advanced tuition via the Midlands Physics Alliance (MPAGS) as well as transferable skills development throughout.

Areas for PhD supervision include:

Surface and Interface Science; Thin Films; Semiconductors; Analytical Science; Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry; Microscopy; Nanoscience; Medical Physics; Bio-Physics; Superconductivity and Magnetism; Ferroelectrics and Crystallography; Multi-Ferroics; Ultrasonics; Magnetic X-Ray Scattering; Magnetic Resonance; Solid State NMR; EPR; Diamond; Quantum Phenomena; Disordered Quantum Systems; Electronic Structure Theory; Molecular Simulation; High-performance Computing; Complexity Science; Elementary Particle Physics; ATLAS; Detector Development; LHCb and other B Physics; Neutrino Physics; T2K; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Binary Star Evolution; Extra-Solar Planets; Gamma- Ray Bursts; High-speed Astrophysics; Fusion, Space and Astrophysics; Magnetic and Inertial Fusion Power; Space Physics; Solar Physics; Magnetohydrodynamic Wave Dynamics.

Application Fact File

Entry Requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Physics or a related subject

English Language Requirements

Band A, IELTS 6.5


All applications should be made online at

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rates)

Full-time £4,109, Part-time £2,465

Overseas (band 1):
Full-time £15,460, Part-time £9,276

Overseas (band 2):
Full-time £19,740, Part-time £11,844

Please note: These are the standard course fees. Check the fees page for a list of courses with non-standard fees.


Information can be found via the Physics website and the Graduate School.