Research course

Physics and Astronomy

University of Glasgow · College of Science and Engineering
PhDEngDMSc by researchMPhil

Entry requirements


  • A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent

Required documentation

Applicants should submit:
  • Transcripts/degree certificate
  • Two references
  • CV

Months of entry

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

Course content

The School of Physics and Astronomy is a vibrant centre of research in a wide range of fields. Our research is highly rated and our research groups are internationally renowned for their work.

We are looking for smart, enthusiastic PhD UK/EU applicants to take up funded places in:

  • Quantum Imaging (making images from light that has never seen the object)
  • Quantum Storage (using cold atoms to store quantum images)

Anyone interested should e-mail Sonja Franke-Arnold or Miles Padgett

Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.

Information for international students

Please see the English Language requirements if your first language is not English. Please also see the international page.

Fees and funding

We have PhD and MSc by research studentships provided by:

  • UK research councils such as (STFC and EPSRC), primarily designed for UK residents.
  • SUPA prize scholarships which pay all fees and living expenses, open to outstanding candidates irrespective of nationality or residency.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
72-96 months


full time
48-60 months
part time
96 months

MSc by research

full time
12-24 months
part time
24-36 months


full time
24-36 months
part time
36-48 months

Further details of qualification

* Part-time study is only available at EngD level in Optics and Photonics

Course contact details