Postgraduate study

Physics equipment

Courses and programmes

The Graduate School offers both taught programmes and research degrees. Both provide outstanding learning opportunities in a top-level research environment. As a Physics graduate student, you will learn from distinguished scientists from within the school as well as leading figures from around the world.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in inspiring seminars, conferences, away days and meetings hosted by our research groups. And virtually all our research activity involves collaborations with national or international partner institutes and industry.

We welcome applications throughout the year, with research council studentships available for UK and EU students. We also welcome students from outside the EU.

How to apply

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A new fully equipped clean room and materials laboratory will soon add to a host of multi-million high-spec facilities that place us at the forefront of scientific advances in physics. We are also home to a high performance computing centre, an e-Science access grid, and play a major part in the purpose-built world-leading Centre for Nanoscience and Quantum Information.


A postgraduate physics degree is almost indispensable for a career in physics research, and can be a huge advantage in many other careers where physicists' abilities to think logically and work strategically are valued and recognised.