Newcastle University

Newcastle University


Postgraduate research degrees are offered in physics in all of our major research areas such as emerging technology and materials, applied mathematics, and photoelectron spectroscopy. Research supervision is usually available in the following areas: Condensed matter and nanoscale physics; biophysics; astrophysics; ultrafast optics. Students will have access to high specification laboratories and computing facilities in the Herschel Annex at the heart of the University campus.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in electrical or electronic engineering, computer engineering or a related subject such as mechanical engineering and physics. Applicants with non-standard qualifications who have significant, relevant industry experience will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. International applicants may require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme, applicants will be informed of this in the offer letter.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 36 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 72 months
PhD Full-time January 2017 - 36 months
PhD Part-time January 2017 - 72 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
MPhil Full-time January 2017 - 12 months
MPhil Part-time January 2017 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

Physics Postgraduate Admissions Officer, School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Telephone number: 
0191 208 5995