Taught course


University of York · Department of Physics
PhD by taught

Entry requirements

You should have, or be about to complete, an MPhys degree at 2:1 or above.

A BSc at 2:1 or above, plus an MSc in Physics may also be accepted. We will also consider applicants with a Masters in a closely related field, or who have relevant industry experience.

Months of entry

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

Course content

Develop your own research and contribute to our understanding of physics on a three-year doctoral degree. You will work closely with your academic supervisor, supported by world-class researchers with wide-ranging interests, to create new insights into the physical world.

Our supportive academic community nurtures around 150 research students, all working on individual yet interrelated projects. Join one of our leading research groups, which bring together expertise in areas such as Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics, Plasma Physics and Fusion, Biological Physics and Quantum Physics.

Throughout the course you will benefit from our comprehensive training programme, designed to develop your research techniques alongside soft skills and transferable skills to enhance your employability.

Qualification and course duration

PhD by taught

full time
36 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1904 322236