Research course


University of Hull · Department of Physics
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

Normal entry qualification is an upper second or first class BSc or MSc degree in physics or other relevant subject. Minimum entry qualification is a lower second class BSc in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

We have a cohesive research culture which addresses complex chemistry at the biological and material sciences interface, where miniaturisation technology (lab-on-a-chip) plays an increasing role in driving such science forward.

The staff are organised into four core research themes:

Nanotechnology and Materials, Miniaturising Chemistry and Molecules for Health cover traditional areas (inorganic, physical, organic and analytical chemistry), plus new areas such as nanotechnology and chemometrics. A fourth theme relates to physics research into laser ablation and micromachining and the modelling of semiconductor materials. This has direct relevance to engineering devices for chemical, electronic and medical use.

Department specialisms

Lasers and Optical Physics; Organophotonics; Soft Matter physics

Information for international students

Competence in English language is required, as evidenced by IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, or previous study in English. Candidates who do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University prior to entering their programme.

Fees and funding

EPSRC and industrially funded projects may be available for both research students and post-Doctoral research assistants.

For information about fees and funding please go to our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months
part time
84 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1482 466850
+44 (0)1482 442290