Research course


University of Sussex · School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in physics. Applications are also encouraged from students of other disciplines, for example mathematical physics, chemical physics or materials science.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

  • PhD in Physics
  • MPhil in Physics
  • There are opportunities for graduate students in many areas of modern experimental and theoretical physics.


    Lecture modules form an essential part of your training. These are given by physics faculty members, assisted by research fellows and visiting members of faculty from various research institutions. In this way a very wide range of topics can be studied.

    During their first two years, experimental and theoretical research students are required to take at least five postgraduate modules, although allowance may be made for previous postgraduate study. Assessment of modules is by coursework and/or unseen examination.

Department specialisms

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Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months
part time
36-72 months


part time
24-48 months
full time
12-36 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services