Research course

Condensed Matter Theory

University of Nottingham · School of Physics and Astronomy

Entry requirements

2:1 (for PhD applicants) or 2:2 (for MRes applicants) or international equivalent in physics, mathematical physics or mathematics, or a joint degree containing substantial elements of mathematics or physics.

Months of entry

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

Course content

The Theoretical Physics group at The University of Nottingham carries out research in the general area of theoretical condensed matter physics. We aim to use a variety of analytical and computational techniques to investigate the ways in which order and complexity arise within condensed matter.

Research areas include: Quantum circuits & nanomechanics, Complex Quantum Systems, Fullerene Theory, Quantum electronics and ultracold atoms, Physics of Non-Equilibrium, Many-Body Quantum Physics and Quantum Simulation with atoms and molecules, Statistical Models of Complex Systems, Granular and Fluid Dynamics, Modelling THz electronics (with e2v), graphene, hybrid cold-atom/quantum electronic systems and chip-based cold-atom sensors.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Physics and Astronomy web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

School of Physics and Astronomy
+44 (0)115 846 7713