We have a vibrant community of more than 120 PhD students in the school and have an excellent record of obtaining fully funded studentships to enable outstanding students from across the world to carry out postgraduate studies in the school.
The School of Physics and Astronomy has an international reputation for high-quality research across a wide range of research areas.
Research in the school is organised within the general areas of:
- Condensed Matter Theory
- Experimental Condensed Matter and Nanoscience
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy
- Particle Theory and Ultracold Atoms
The school attracts a high level of funding from the research councils for engineering and physical sciences, medical, biotechnology and biological sciences, particle physics and astronomy, as well as from the Royal Society, the EU, The Wellcome Trust and industry.
The school has an excellent track record in the training of postgraduate scientists, and offers courses that combine research projects with supporting training modules. We aim to provide a solid basis to enable our postgraduates to excel in their subsequent careers.