Research course


University of York · School of Physics, Engineering and Technology

Entry requirements

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

We will also consider applicants with a BSc at 2:1 or above where sufficient relevant experience can be demonstrated. Similarly students with a Masters in a closely related field, or who have relevant industry experience.

We assess all applications on an individual, case-by-case basis.

Months of entry

January, April, July, October

Course content

Develop your own research and make your own contribution to the advancement 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 areas, which bring together expertise in areas such as Condensed Matter Physics, Nuclear Physics, Plasma Physics and Fusion, Physics of Life - Biological Physics and Biophysics, and Quantum Physics.

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

Information for international students

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. For more information see our postgraduate English language requirements.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
+44 (0)1904 322236