Research course

Condensed Matter

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Physics and Astronomy
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

PhD: A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in physics or a related discipline.

Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT): A UK first class honours degree, or its international equivalent.

International qualifications

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

This group incorporates molecular and optical physics, and covers a world of applications, from computational materials physics to quantum ordering to soft matter physics.

Condensed matter physics overlaps considerably with materials science, as well as biological and earth sciences, and relies on fundamental developments in statistical physics and novel simulation methodologies.

Our research is concerned with the study of liquids and solids, and ‘viscoelastic’ materials (such as polymers and suspensions) with properties in between. We aim to discover and characterise the behaviour of these materials in the laboratory, and understand such behaviour in terms of the microscopic constituents.

Experimentally, the determination of structure and the characterisation of static and dynamic optical, electrical, magnetic, mechanical and other properties under ambient and extreme conditions call upon a wide range of tools.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to International Students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://wwww.ed.ac.uk/studying/international.

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate School Administrator
Email
enquiries@ph.ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 651 7837