Research course

Physics and Astronomy

Institution
Cardiff University · Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

For entry requirements, please see our website.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

The School specialises in a wide range of research areas and postgraduate students are fully integrated into these areas.

We aim to offer a challenging and supportive environment, in which our students develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in industry, research or academia. We have an established track record of research excellence and host world-class laboratories to support our wide range of research activities. Research in the School also involves worldwide collaborations and the use of leading-edge national and international facilities.

You will be supervised by a team of experts who will support your progress and help you to achieve your potential. You will be assigned a mentor from another research group who will act as your personal tutor.

Programme aims

To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in the academic world, industry or to pursue a variety of other opportunities in which a strong background in physics, astrophysics or computing is useful and important.

Distinctive features

  • Research students take specialist academic courses and courses to develop their communication and personal skills.
  • There is a full programme of seminars and the individual research groups hold regular meetings where members present new results and discuss their research in detail.
  • There is an annual postgraduate conference and a research student poster competition.
  • There are active collaborations with research groups overseas and regular attendance at major international conferences by staff and students.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months
part time
60-84 months

MPhil

full time
12-24 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
PostgradEnquiries@cardiff.ac.uk