Jointly based at the Universities of Bristol and Bath, our Centre for Doctoral Training aims to train students across a broad range of disciplines in the field of hard condensed matter physics, encompassing experiment, theory, fundamental physics and device applications.

Application open for Sept 2017!

We are currently accepting applications for study starting Sept 2017: application will close on 01 August 2017.

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University of Bristol Postgraduate Open Day - 23 November 2016

To book a place for this event, please complete our Postgraduate Open Day booking form

What is it like being a student? 

Research themes

  • Superconductors
  • Novel magnetic materials
  • Single atomic layer crystals (graphene and related 2D materials)
  • Plasmonic structures
  • Metamaterials
  • Power electronics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Instrumentation and sensor development

 Our vision is to expose students to the most exciting research topics in condensed matter physics, break down traditional boundaries between disciplines and produce graduates who are able to mix theory with experiment, embed state-of-the-art measurement or computational science in their research and exploit fundamental physics in applications.

Professor Simon Bending, Deputy Director CDT-CMP, University of Bath