Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Physics

We welcome applications from those seeking to perform research for a PhD. There is vigorous cross-divisional activity, which includes studies of new materials such as graphene and molecular nanowires, cosmological experiments in liquid helium, nonlinear dynamics of biological rhythm and IR spectroscopy and nanoscale probe microscopy of biological objects.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class BSc or MPhys degree in physics, or its equivalent, in a relevant subject. Students whose 1st language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language: IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent (lower grade admissions may be possible via separate pre-sessional English courses).

Course modules

Research areas are concentrated within the broad areas of: Elementary particle physics, cosmology, space science and condensed matter physics. It covers both theoretical and experimental aspects, grouped under elementary particle physics, cosmology and space science, condensed matter physics, and theoretical physics.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by original research and thesis.

Sponsorship information

Studentships provided by EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and PPARC (Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council). Some support may also be available from University, College and Department bursaries.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 36 months
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 36 months
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,860 per Year 1 (International) 36 months
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 36 months
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 36 months
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 36 months
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,930 per Year 1 (International) 48 months
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 48 months
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 48 months
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 48 months
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (EU) 48 months
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 1,950 per Year 1 (England) 48 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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Key information

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Postgraduate Enquiries
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01524 593795