Research course


Newcastle University · School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • physics
  • mathematics
  • electrical or electronic engineering
  • a related subject such as mechanical engineering or computer science

We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have non-standard qualifications and significant, relevant industry experience.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

We offer postgraduate research degrees in Physics at the MPhil and PhD level in all of our major research areas such as Emerging Technology and Materials, Applied Mathematics, and Photoelectron Spectroscopy.

We supervise MPhil and PhD students whose interests match the expertise we have in our four main research themes.

We offer supervision in:

  • Condensed matter and nanoscale physics
  • Biophysics
  • Astrophysics
  • Ultrafast optics.

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Department specialisms

Condensed matter and nanoscale physics; biophysics; astrophysics; ultrafast optics.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

PG Secretary
+44 (0) 191 208 6960