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.


  • Congratulations to our Teaching Fellow, Jude Laverock, who won the University of Bristol Science Faculty Students’ Award for Outstanding Teaching! The Bristol Teaching Awards recognise members of staff who have made an outstanding contribution to teaching, providing support for students and enhancing the student learning experience.
  • You can see what our current students are doing via the new JPhys blog.

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

Applications are now open

We are now accepting applications for entry in September 2016: application will close on 01 August 2016. 

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