For PhD: An Upper-Second Honours degree or better, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant science discipline.
Months of entry
January, September, July, April
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 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, 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
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 funding
There are a number of funding oppotunities for PhD students, including scholarships, industrial sponsorships, and Research Council studentships. Please contact the School for further details.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Recruitment and Admissions Officer
- 0161 306 3673
- 0161 275 4297