Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Plasma Physics

The centre currently comprises 14 academic staff, 10 research fellows and 26 PhD students, with research strengths in: very hot dense plasmas; x-ray lasers; warm dense matter; particle acceleration; shock waves and free electron lasers; cool; non-thermal plasmas; initiation; energy transport; instabilities and plasma chemistry; molecular quantum dynamics: ultra-fast processes; molecular dynamics and ion interactions; physics: Life sciences interface ionising radiation and plasmas interactions; biological systems for advanced therapy; intervention and diagnostics.

Entry requirements

For PhD degrees candidates should have a 2.1 degree as a minimum and it is recommended a taught Masters degree; there may be a specific requirement (e.g. language skills; driving license; willingness to travel) associated with particular projects these are clearly identified where necessary. Students whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each individual component (or equivalent qualification).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 13,145 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 13,145 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

Key information

PG Centre
Telephone number: 
02890 972585