PhD opportunities

We provide a vibrant and friendly environment for postgraduate study, offering you the chance to carry out research at the cutting edge of physics and astronomy.

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Some of the projects below come with specific funding (for example, from a research council or Centre for Doctoral Training) to cover your tuition fees and living expenses.

If a project does not come with specific funding, you may be able to apply for a scholarship. Once you have found a project you want to apply for, find out how to apply.

You can also apply for 3 months additional funding for sustainability-themed PhD projects through the Grantham Centre. More information on applying can be found here.

If you have your own idea for a project, you can find a potential supervisor by visiting our research pages. Contact a member of academic staff to find out about PhD opportunities in their area.


If you would like any more information or have any questions, please contact us.

Telephone: +44 (0)114 22 23789


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Research Excellence Framework 2021

We have been rated 1st in the UK in terms of the quality of our research. In the latest REF, 100 per cent of research and impact from our department has been classed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

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