Research course

Condensed Matter Physics

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Physics and Astronomy
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2i class UK Masters honours degree or international equivalent is required or a first degree with an additional Masters degree or international equivalent.

For overseas PhD applicants interested in GRAPHENE research who require funding, we can only consider candidates who pass through GRE tests (both General and Physics) and score on average no less than 70%.

If you have reached this mark, please apply using our online system and e-mail a copy to the relevant academic staff. Your application will be given careful consideration. Unfortunately, our academic staff are not able to answer other e-mail enquiries about PhD positions.

Months of entry

January, September, July, April

Course content

The School of Physics and Astronomy at Manchester is one of the largest and most active schools of physics in the UK. We have a long tradition of excellence in both teaching and research, and have interests in most areas of contemporary research.

The School has a strong presence in a number of Manchester-based centres for multidisciplinary research: The National Graphene Institute, the Photon Science Institute; the Manchester Centre for Non-Linear Dynamics; the Dalton Nuclear Institute; and the Mesoscience and Nanotechnology Centre. In addition, the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire is a part of the School.

Strong research activity exists in a broad range of physics topics funded by the Research Councils including EPSRC, STFC, BBSRC, the EU and industry. All the research groups offer well-equipped laboratories and computing facilities and are involved in a wide range of collaborative projects with industry and other academic departments in the UK and overseas. For more information please visit our research page.

There is further information about available PhD projects in our Project Booklet

The postgraduate research environment is well funded and world-class as demonstrated by our ranking in REF2014. Supervision is provided by academic staff, who are leaders in their fields, with independent pastoral back-up. Transferable skills training is available and there are some school teaching opportunities.

Information for international students

IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each sub-test

TOEFL iBT overall score of 90 with no less than 22 in each sub-test

Some English language test results are only valid for two years. Your English language test report must be valid on the start date of your course.

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements for your country .

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,260
International students
£22,500

There are a number of funding opportunities for PhD students, including scholarships, industrial sponsorships, and Research Council studentships. Please contact the School for further details.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Physics and Astronomy
Email
pg-physics@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 306 3673