For PhD: An Upper-Second Honours degree or better, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant science discipline. For MSc by Research: A Lower-Second Honours degree or better, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant science discipline.
Months of entry
January, April, July, September
Course contentNucelar Physics research is focused on aspects of nuclear structure found in short-lived nuclei which lie away from the region of nuclear stability. A major part of the research involves techniques of gamma-ray spectroscopy. These experiments use the large gamma-ray detector arrays such as EUROBALL and EXOGAM (Europe), and GAMMASPHERE (USA). The group has a strong connection with the cyclotron laboratory in Jyvaskyla in Finland which, in particular, hosts the Manchester-Birmingham IGISOL-laser facility. The present research covers four themes: Nuclear Spectroscopy of Nuclei With Low Production Rates; Laser Spectroscopy of Radioactive Isotopes; Fission-fragment Spectroscopy; Properties of Isomers.
Information for international students
Overseas applicants need to provide satisfactory proof of English language. For example, TOEFL individual written test score of 5.0, and overall total 570 (paper based); 230 (computer based), 90 (internet based) or IELTS 6.5.
Fees and fundingThere 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
MSc by research
Course contact details
- Recruitment and Admissions Officer
- 0161 306 3673
- 0161 275 4297