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, April, July, September

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: http://www.condmat.physics.manchester.ac.uk/

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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