Postgraduate study

The School of Physics has a world-class reputation for research excellence, with a vibrant and diverse community of postgraduate students. We offer a range of PhD and taught Masters programmes at the cutting edge of research.

Taught programmes

  • MSc Nanoscience and Functional Nanomaterials

    This interdisciplinary MSc programme will provide you with the skills, knowledge and expertise to become practitioners in nanoscience, whether in industry or academia. The programme provides innovative and novel training, and will support you in the next phase of your career.

  • MSc Nuclear Science and Engineering

    Gain a solid grounding in the Science and Engineering principles underpinning the global nuclear industry. Throughout the programme you will benefit from an innovative connection, via the South West Nuclear Hub, to the University of Bristol’s nationally-leading industrial research.

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Research programmes

  • PhD / MSc by research Physics

    Main research areas: dynamical systems and statistical mechanics, mathematical physics, fluid dynamics, materials science and scientific computing.

Doctoral training

4 years full-time, with some funded studentships

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International students

Language training, visa information and research & teaching partnerships

Postgraduate profiles

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