Research course

Particle Theory

University of Nottingham · School of Physics and Astronomy

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

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

Course content

This group carries out research into the physics of the very Early Universe. Research focuses on the cosmological consequences of string theory, finding realistic particles physics modules of inflation, understanding the formation and evolution of topological defects during phase transitions in the Early Universe, as well as probing the nature of dark energy in our universe.

The exciting aspect of the research is that it leads to real overlaps with both the astronomy research and the Quantum Gravity research based in applied mathematics.

We welcome applications to join the Particle Theory Group as a postgraduate student and carry out research for a PhD degree.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559